After reading the book "Mindset" by Carol Dweck, I have been continuing my search on ideas that get people and students in a growth mindset. Growth mindset being the idea that through effort and hardwork we can continue to grow out intelligence and ability.
One of the reserachers I have found doing this work is Angela Duckworkth. Here is a link to her TED talk on grit.Angela Duckworth: Grit
I pose these questions to our group:
How can we be grittier in our work?
How can we set up a classroom culture where grit is part of the culture?
How can we help our students to become grittier?
Here also is a picture of the conversation I had about grit with my AP Chem students: