Grit, Luck, and Money: Explore an outstanding set of articles/podcast that navigates the challenges faced by disadvantaged students entering college, many of whom struggle to get to graduation. Going beyond grit to the need for ongoing supports, Emily Hanford profiles the support model at work in YES Prep Public Schools, a charter school network Edutopia profiled in 2009: "College-Bound Culture in Houston." (American Public Media, 2012)
Teach Kids to Use the Four-Letter Word: Find three activities that you can implement tomorrow to get students thinking about effort instead of outcome, ask them reflect about experiences with struggle, and create forums for class-wide discussions of grit. (Edutopia, 2014)
Learning Mindsets: The 'Grit' of Learning: Learn about several strategies pursued by the mathematics department at Baruch College Campus High School in Manhattan to support student effort and shift student mindsets. (Homeroom/U.S. Department of Education, 2015).
Teachers Weigh in on How to Identify Grit: Learn about a report on LAUSD schools from Educators4Excellence, a teacher-led organization, featuring findings, case studies, and grit checklists from Los Angeles schools; strengthening school culture was cited by a majority of schools as critical to success. (Hechinger Report, 2013)