Aim: How is the concept of *Grit* related to success?

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AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF
“GRIT” RELATED TO SUCCESS?
Do Now:
• A. Define the term Perseverance and describe
a situation in which you have persevered.
• B. “Talent is more important than IQ.” Explain
why you agree or disagree?
AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF
“GRIT” RELATED TO SUCCESS?
• TOOLBOX 1: GRIT
• Grit Theory: a theory about what makes people
successful created by psychologist Angela
Ducksworth. It is based on character traits such as
perseverance, hard work, and ambition (NOT I.Q. or
grades) that help one achieve long term goals.
What is IQ? – a number that represents
your intelligence and is based on a score on
a special test.
AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF
“GRIT” RELATED TO SUCCESS?
ABOUT ANGELA DUCKSWORTH.
• Attended Harvard and Oxford and watched
how some students succeeded while others dropped out.
• She wondered about the difference between these students since
many who make it to Harvard and Oxford have high IQ’s,
money, and many other advantages that help to get them there.
• (She also studied national spelling bee contestants and cadets at
West Point.)
• Over and over, she found that IQ was not the most important
indicator of success and neither were the grades earned in
school. The most important factor was grit.
AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF
“GRIT” RELATED TO SUCCESS?
WHAT IS GRIT?
Guts – personal courage and determination; toughness of character.
Perseverance – to achieve despite difficulties, failure or opposition
Tenacity – fact of being very determined.
Fortitude – courage in pain or adversity.
Not Giving Up When Life Gets Hard—no matter what
happens!
• Remaining Focused On A Goal When You Encounter Set Back
• Stick-to-it-iveness
• Sustained Interest In Long Term Goals Especially When You
Encounter Set Backs!!
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AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF “GRIT”
RELATED TO SUCCESS?
• GRIT AND ACHIEVEMENT
• Grit is connected to character achievements.
• Qualities of grit are teachable and learnable.
• You must begin by recognizing and acknowledging
not only your character strengths but your character
deficiencies (weakness).
• Everyone can improve their level of grit.
• Grit is not based on your IQ.
• Grit is as essential as talent to high achievement.
AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF “GRIT”
RELATED TO SUCCESS?
AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF “GRIT”
RELATED TO SUCCESS?
TAKE THE 12- ITEM
GRIT SURVEY!
AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF “GRIT”
RELATED TO SUCCESS?
Discuss the survey questions with your
partner!
--How gritty do you think you are?
AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF “GRIT”
RELATED TO SUCCESS?
Scoring:
1. For questions 1, 4, 6, 9, 10 and 12 assign the following points:
5 = Very much like me
4 = Mostly like me
3 = Somewhat like me
2 = Not much like me
1 = Not like me at all
2. For questions 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 11 assign the following points:
1 = Very much like me
2 = Mostly like me
3 = Somewhat like me
4 = Not much like me
5 = Not like me at all
Add up all the points and divide by 12. The maximum score on this scale is 5
(extremely gritty), and the lowest scale on this scale is 1 (not at all gritty).
DON’T WORRY IF YOUR GRIT SCORE IS LOW! YOU CAN ALWAYS RAISE IT!
AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF “GRIT”
RELATED TO SUCCESS?
HOMEWORK:
Write a short 3 paragraph essay on
someone you know who is “Gritty.”
Think of the setbacks that did not
keep them from achieving their goal?
AIM: HOW IS THE CONCEPT OF “GRIT”
RELATED TO SUCCESS?
EXIT TICKET: (Choose One)
A. Explain how developing grit can change
your approach to life?
B. Explain whether or not you believe you can
raise your grit score and why?

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