Introduction:. What Is Grit? Grit Is Passion. Grit Is Perseverance.

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Introduction: What is Grit? Grit is passion. Grit is perseverance. Grit is what everyone including teachers and students should possess. Along with passion and perseverance, to me, in order for one to possess grit in their life, they must be determined and focused no matter what obstacle life may throw at them. Life is hard, but; resilience is key in order to stay determined and focused in the worst of times. Do you have grit in your life? In order to obtain grit in your everyday life, one must stay determined to succeed even after rejection. One must keep their passion for their dreams even after years and years of trying but seem to not be moving forward. Grit is staying dedicated, keeping your passion, and staying faithful in order…show more content…
Basic Description: Have you ever set a long-term goal and were so determined to meet that goal no matter what happened? Angela Duckworth states, “Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in and day out. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years and working really hard to make that future a reality”. Sticking with a long-term goal, when you seem to have hit every bump in the road possible means that you contain grit. In class, we discussed how talent is inversely related to grit. Angela Duckworth did a study and made high school students take her grit test. In this test, she realized that the more grit that the student possessed, the higher chance that student would graduate. How do you build grit in your students? Well, there is not an exact answer to that question. There is, however, ways being tested to see if children will develop grit. Angela Duckworth states, “The best idea is an idea called growth mindset and it is the belief that the ability to learn is not fixed and that it can change with your effort”. When students make an effort to change the way they learn and set long-term goals, they are developing grit. These students will stick to their goals no matter the obstacles they may have to overcome. Angela Duckworth also states “Dr. Dweck has shown that when kids read and learn about the brain and how it changes and grows in

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