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Teaching The Intangibles: How To Ingrain ‘Grit’ In Students

If you are interested in education at all, then you’re probably familiar with the new push to encourage grit. The idea is that one of the most important ways children succeed in life is by mastering certain character traits like perseverance, self-control, conscientiousness. One of the people who helped popularize that idea as much as anybody is Paul Tough, the New York Times best-selling author of “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity And The Hidden Power Of Character.”