Student ‘grit’ researcher awarded ‘genius grant’

The Atlantic
'We Need to Be Gritty About Getting Our Kids Grittier'
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/09/we-need-to-be-gritty-about-getting-our-kids-grittier/279992/

Angela Duckworth, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania widely known for research into the importance of student self control and "grit," was awarded a MacArthur "Genius Grant" today.

I was lucky enough to see her deliver this TED Talk earlier this year on grit being a key to success.

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Awesome! I enjoyed learning

Awesome! I enjoyed learning about her as I worked on English 3D Course II, which includes an article about her research in a unit on failure, success, and resilience.