Grit

You may have heard of one of the latest trends in education. It’s been picking up a lot of steam recently. It’s called grit.

What is grit? A lot of pundits seem to be trying to sell it as something ethereal and hard to define. It’s neither. It’s plain and simple. It means not giving up just because things are tough.

The argument goes that grit is a major factor in whether you succeed or fail in life. The grittier you are, the more likely you are to succeed. This being the case, grit becomes a desirable attribute, and something that kids should be trained in. Ergo, some schools and individual educators have made grit a primary focus of education.

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Grit