My Problem With the Grit Movement and How I Think We Can Solve It: It's hard to persevere it you don't know what all your hard work and grit is for. Here are five ways we teachers can help students identify and care about their goals.
"Grit involves the interplay of thoughts and emotions, demanding a wellspring of inner resources to overcome the inevitable obstacles that arise when going full-force after a goal. Thus, teachers who want their students to be more "gritty" need to be aware of those students' inner lives as well as the outer steps being taken to reach their dreams." -Vicki Zakrzewski, educator. #SEL
Getting real about grit: 6 things every teacher needs to know
Strategies for making sure introverted kids feel valued at school. A new book looks inside the minds of introverted kids and teens, with lessons for schools on class participation, groupthink and public speaking.
Teaching Algebra: Education researchers are beginning to validate what many teachers have long known: connecting learning to student interests helps the information stick. Here's an example of how one algebra teacher made it work in her class.