En skola med fokus på förmågor? Forskning visar att vi genom att lära barn och unga förmågor som uthållighet och självkontroll kan öka deras hälsa, skolresultat och välmående i livet.
Men det här har inte varit en självklarhet i våra skolor som haft fokus på akademiska kunskaper. Nu verkar en förändring vara på gång då allt fler länder lägger krut på att hitta nyckeln till detta: Hur lär vi ut dessa icke-kognitiva förmågor på bästa sätt? Att lära ut de så kallade icke-kognitiva förmågorna har visat sig vara ganska svårt. Vetenskapen har inte hängt med och skolan har haft fullt upp med annat. Men, det börjar ske en förändring. Från Singapore och Kina till Storbritannien investerar man nu både tid och pengar på vetenskaplig forskning om icke-kognitiva förmågor.
. – Hälsa och arbetsliv i dagens värld är i större utsträckning än tidigare kopplat till icke-kognitiva förmågor, men det är fortfarande inte vad de flesta skolor fokuserar på. Passion-grit-success. Photo Angela Duckworth was teaching math when she noticed something intriguing: The most successful students weren’t always the ones who displayed a natural aptitude; rather, they displayed something she came to think of as grit.
Later, as a graduate student in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, she defined the term — a combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal — and created a tool to measure it: the “grit scale,” which predicted outcomes like who would graduate from West Point or win the National Spelling Bee. As a result of this work, Dr. Duckworth was named a MacArthur “genius” in 2013, and the notion of grit has become widely known. Her new book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” will be available in May. So why is grit so important? How does one develop grit? You cannot will yourself to be interested in something you’re not interested in. How can parents foster grit in their children? It’s a really good question. Our Growth Mindset Class-Created Anchor Chart. It's no secret I'm a huge fan of Growth Mindset-thinking, and I try to incorporate it throughout our day whenever I can.
If you haven't seen my previous posts about Growth Mindset and goal setting, be sure to check them out below, including a great resource round-up to help get you started. To begin our year, I love to reference this fantastic anchor chart by Stephanie Skelton: I chose to make this activity a bit more interactive since it was the beginning of the year and I wanted to keep my students up and moving as much as possible. I also had these phrases (along with a few others I added) typed up and ready to go, mostly because the kids weren't yet familiar with the new language associated with Growth Mindset. Our final result looked like this and I cannot be happier, especially since it's the first thing you see on our wall as you enter our classroom: To help us introduce these ideas, we read these two fantastic picture books:
How To Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential. Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead? Hide captionAt the Lenox Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., educators try to teach kids to see struggle as a normal part of learning.
Tovia Smith/NPR At the Lenox Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., educators try to teach kids to see struggle as a normal part of learning. Tovia Smith reported this audio story in two parts on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. To hear Part One, click 'Listen To The Story' above. For Part Two, 'Lessons In Grit,' click the link below. It's become the new buzz phrase in education: "Got grit?
" Around the nation, schools are beginning to see grit as key to students' success — and just as important to teach as reading and math. Experts define grit as persistence, determination and resilience; it's that je ne sais quoi that drives one kid to practice trumpet or study Spanish for hours — or years — on end, while another quits after the first setback. "It's a very, I think, American idea in some ways — really pursuing something against all odds," she says. Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit.