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GRIT: What is it and why does it matter?

By Bonnie Gonzalez | May 20, 2019 | AIM Academy, The Science of Learning

GRIT is about learning how to persevere in the face of failure.  Getting back up when we fall; starting over when we fail.  It is a way of redefining success not simply by your talent or your intelligence, but by changing the way you think about failure and perseverance. Although not a skill that all of us are born with, GRIT can be learned.

“A combination of passion and perseverance”, this is how Angela Duckworth, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania defines the concept of GRIT. Her book is the defining text on this topic.

Bonnie Gonzalez offers some additional insight on this topic in the brief video below. She is offering a 7-week course focused on developing GRIT in students beginning in July.