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Getting Gritty About Grit

November 20, 2013

Regular followers of our Cannon School blogs and newsletters are familiar with our appreciation for Dr. Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset and Dr. Ken Bain’s theories on deep learning.zoom_photo110590_926760

So it’s no surprise that Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED Talk The Key to Success?  Grit is making the rounds among our faculty and parents these days.

Duckworth makes that point that,  in the face of rigorous academic challenges, students who demonstrate high quality grit are likely to achieve at very high levels — sometimes even higher than their peers with more traditionally measured intelligence.

Fascinating.  We hope you will share your thoughts in the comments section below.

View Angela Lee Duckworth: The Key to Success? Grit

Cannon School is a JrK-Grade 12 independent school located in Concord, NC.

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