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Grit

Grit…Self-Control…Zest…Social Intelligence…Gratitude…Optimism…Curiosity…
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Genene Barnes

on 16 October 2012

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Grit…Self-Control…Zest…Social Intelligence…Gratitude…Optimism…Curiosity… Grit IQ measures intelligence
Not necessarily related to success Grit Something Familiar....
IQ Self – Control
Zest
Social Intelligence
Optimism
Curiosity GRIT in Action 2 - videos What is your “Grit” Score? What can this mean to us as teachers? An Action Research Project
Methods Observe behavior of students for two weeks
Give students an initial “grit” score from 1 – 5, rounding to the nearest .5.
Give student another “grit” score in another week and half.
Results..... Student’s were intrigued about the idea and genuinely took participation in the survey.
Students were curious as to what grit score I actually rated them, which created a good conversation about different qualities I used
We had a conversation about how to become successful in life.
Generally student athletes had a higher score.
Add up all the points and divide by 12. The maximum score on this scale is 5 (extremely gritty), and the lowest scale on this scale is 1 (not at all gritty).
The Good News ..... Can I Predict a Student’s Grit Score?

Administer survey to 3 classes of AP statistics seniors
Have students calculate their own grit score and have a discussion of what is grit Thoughts and Ideas......... More Conversations and Research
Suggested Reading
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
Perseverance and Passion for Long Term Goals Works Cited Brooks, C. (2011). Are Choice - Making Opportunities Needed in the Classroom. Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , 48- 59.
Duckworth, A. (2007). Grit: Perseverance and Passion for Long - Term Goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , 1087 - 1101.
Glei, J. (2011). the 99percent. Retrieved 2012, from http://the99percent.com/articles/7094/The-Future-of-Self-Improvement-Grit-Is-More-Important-Than-Talent
McMillan, J. (2008). Student Self - Assessment: The key to Stronger Student Motivation and Higher Achievement. Educational Horizons , 40 - 48.
Tough, P. (2011, 9 18). The New York Times. Retrieved 1 2012, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/what-if-the-secret-to-success-is-failure.html?pagewanted=all
What would be my basis for their score? Scores on past test results, not necessarily the score but the reactions to the score. **I did not assign any scores lower than a 1, just because overall these students have something in the area. Things as teachers we see in children but often can't explain. Overall character traits that I have witnessed
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