Closely associated to ‘Growth Mindset’ on which i wrote a few days ago, recent months have seen increasing focus on grit and perseverance as qualities that reflect the positive inclination to stick at tasks and to see effort and ‘trying’ as the means to effective learning (as opposed to the fixed mindset belief that intelligence and ability to learn is just innate and shouldn’t require effort).
I was so pleased to find that Edutopia had done a great job of bringing together a wealth of resources on these subjects.
The first link contains a curated collection of articles, websites, videos and other resources related to grit and perseverance:;
Resilience and Grit – Edutopia Resource Rounup
(Click on the link above to access all the resources)
The next is an interesting article about the value and merit of the growth mindset as applied to teachers and professionals, as opposed to thinking of it purely from the perspective of students:
Finally, an article about strengthening and building executive functions – the skills related to controlling one’s own mind, points of focus and ‘mind management’
For anyone who wants to know and understand more about these areas, this is a great set of resources with which to begin.