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More Proof Grit Matters for the Next Generation of Children

More Proof Grit Matters

During a forum on early childhood education in July, I heard a snippet of a TED Talk that started me thinking. The TED Talk was by Dr. Angela Duckworth, and the topic was about the true key to success.  According to Dr. Duckworth, long-term success should no longer be determined solely by a person’s I.Q. She believes more than ever “a key to long-term success” comes to those who learn how to persevere or to persist. Duckworth’s idea that we should view grit as the ability to develop an outlook that sees each challenge as a marathon instead of a sprint is one that I share and fully support.

Since the summer, I’ve made it my new mission to spread Dr. Duckworth’s message about the importance of grit in order to overcome and see things through. I was extremely happy to see Eric Cooper’s article in the Huffington Post: TED Weekends section.  It gives me hope that everyone (especially educators) are getting the hint that this message is significant to the next generation of parents, professionals, and educators. We have to work together to find a way to help our children development more grit.

Related blog from principalaim – How to Build Grit in Kids?


About principalaim

Head of Lower School & Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Louisville Collegiate School

4 comments on “More Proof Grit Matters for the Next Generation of Children

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