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Like so many, I, too, have been looking for concrete ways to define grit for my students. As I see it, grit is: courage, perseverance, determination, heart, passion, and dedication. No matter how it is defined, grit is a fundamental 21st century skill set for all students. How do you define grit? Why is it such an essential skill set for children to learn? Why is it so hard to define?
Check out a great example of what I believe it means to embody “grit” from Grant Lichtman’s The Learning Pond. tlb