Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup

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Thanks, Laura. Great

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Thanks, Laura. Great resources. Vicki Zakrzewski of the Greater Good Science Center wrote a post recently also, "What's Wrong With Grit?" that discusses some of the questions raised by the grit research.

Director, Antioch Center for School Renewal

You might want to add EdWeek

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You might want to add EdWeek Teacher's Teaching Ahead Roundtable on grit.- 5 blog posts responding to the "grit" narrative and teacher preparation. http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_ahead/?intc=thed

I also like this: The Poverty Trap: Slack Not Grit Creates Achievement
http://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/the-poverty-trap-slac...

and I wrote this, so of course I like it. :-)

Grit and the Critical Skills Program: a Disposition, not a Predetermination
http://antiochcriticalskills.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/grit-and-the-criti...

Promoting grit, tenacity, and

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Promoting grit, tenacity, and perseverance, termed the multifaceted concept is a wonderful way of thinking, teaching, and encouraging students to set goals for themselves. I hadn't read anything on this concept, but often thought of how it is important to have these tools to move towards successful completion of anything that is challenging. Student should be taught to use technology as a tool to enhance learning, and I agree that tenacity, grit, and perseverance should be taught right along with technology to help students build character.

Artist, Educator, Dog Lover

Super list- we need more of

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Super list- we need more of this.
What about the fantastic book- Strings Attached, by Joanne Lipman? She chronicles how her music teacher was "tough to the point of abuse," and how his students benefited from it.
http://corndogart.com/toughness-and-grit-pay-off-in-the-classroom/

Superintendent in Residence at AASA

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You have created an exceptional list of resources, thank you!

Very much related to this discussion: One of the Habits of Mind discussed by Costa and Kallick is Persistence... http://www.habitsofmindinternational.com/store/home.php

Great list. Under ‘Grit and

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Great list. Under ‘Grit and Growth Mindset’ I’d recommend adding a great TEDx talk on the topic: The Power of Belief, by Eduardo Briceño: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXc , as well as Mindset Works’ growth mindset theory and practice online course for teachers (http://www.mindsetworks.com/professional-development-and-tools/) and their Brainology curriculum to teach a growth mindset to students (http://www.mindsetworks.com/brainology/), which was also featured in Edutopia’s guide for Brain-Based Learning: http://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/guides/edutopia-6-tips-brain-based-learning...

Cooperative Education Coordinator, Randolph Technical Career Center. #VTed

In the very near future a

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In the very near future a group of Rowland Foundation Fellows will be facilitating a Tweet Chat on Perseverance and Grit. The date and HashTag have not been set, but will be posted in the next few days.

One of our Fellows from the 2013 Cohort has been traveling the country to explore this topic in schools and will be helping to facilitate the conversation. Here is a link to his current work. http://about.me/mike.mcraith

We invite anyone with an interest or experience in "Grit" to join us! More information and resources can be found here. http://about.me/ntors

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Betsye, an excellent point!

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Betsye, an excellent point! So important! In "From Preschool to Adulthood: Building Social and Emotional Skills with Fiction," Maurice Elias suggests a book of stories for young children: Talking Treasure: Stories to Help Build Resilience and Emotional Intelligence in Young Children (Hankin, Omer, Elias, & Raviv, 2012). So, that might be worth checking out. Here's a book list that came to my attention last year (from Open Circle, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College): "Open Circle’s 'Top 25' List of Children’s Literature that Connects to Social and Emotional Learning." Is anyone else aware of others?

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One more great resource to

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One more great resource to add to the list: http://thisisgrit.us/ - Showcased today at the Datapalooza in D.C.

co-founder I am Bullyproof Music

This is a GREAT list,

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This is a GREAT list, Edutopia. As usual, we will post and pin this everywhere appropriate. And since you asked...Teaching grit is our specialty!

We teach "grit" with songs and lessons that contain deep SEL. We have received countless enthusiastic letters (and even videos!) from teachers sharing with us that our "Fearless" song has become their "classroom song and motto. "Fearless" not only inspires students to stay on task, it also reminds us all we are more the same than different at our core. Not a bad life lesson. Our song "Whatever" reminds kids that "Whatever feels better." Another person's bad mood need not become our own. "Nonconformist" teaches kids that being different can be very very cool-- something to be proud of. And that inner knowledge gives kids grit!

It's hard to remain focused while being bashed around by outside influences. How can sweet little Olivia stay fascinated with her math problems if little Max keeps teasing her about being fat? All she can think about is how she wants to slap Max... or worse, how fat or un-fat she is. We offer kids alternate suggestions on how to resolve social challenges. Teaching grit is us: www.IamBullyproofMusic.org. and also at TPT.

Suggestion; We involve our own students when we make little lesson vids on SEL subjects and strongly encourage other teachers to do the same. It's surprising how much instinctive wisdom kids come up with on the spot when asked to help teach others kids about the grit. When kids become the teachers, it's clear they learn more themselves!

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