Resilience

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The key to success? Grit

Angela L Duckworth argues that the marker of student success is not IQ but rather “grit”, the ability to take on and complete arduous tasks through sustained effort.   She suggests that in education we need a motivational perspective: the belief...
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Teaching Character – the other half of the picture

Character Lab Researcher Andrew Sokatch highlights the importance of character strengths (eg courage, optimism, persistence) that are non-cognitive and are critical for success in school and in life. He expresses concern that schools focus solely on test...
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