Ever since I watched Angela Duckworth in a TED video when she talked about this thing called GRIT, a defining trait found in the lives of people who felt they achieved a level of success. I fell in love with that word. When I talk about GRIT with students, I demonstrate the word, by clenching my teeth, making fists, and talking about walking through walls to get to my goals. It goes along with my other favorite word, MINDSET.
When you watch the video, listen for those words and think about how this information can give you what you need to make changes in your own life and the lives of your students. There are other words used in this film that describe a whole host of character strengths that make this an important film. It is time again, to get gritty, so listen for the word and figure out how it comes about and how it can be used. Go through this process for each character strength or at least the 7 most important traits spelled out in the video that are necessary for success.
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