Determined to Raise Test Scores? Try Teaching Kids Grit!

This short audio clip is well worth the time it takes to listen.  It is an interview of author Paul Tough by a reporter at The Economist.  Tough recently wrote a book about teaching children to succeed in which he argues that skills like determination in the face of failure are as important – perhaps more important – than raw I.Q. scores.  Good food for thought no matter what the demographics of your particular classroom happen to be.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2013/01/helping-children-succeed?bclid=0&bctid=2111917486001

 

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