Grit 1.0 and 2.0
Building Resilience in Students
Attend one or both sessions
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Who Should Attend?
Teachers 5-8, school counselors/psychologists,special educators, administrators
About the Presentation:
Grit is perseverance and passion for long term goals and is what many believe to be the key to success. These Round Tables focus on the importance of incorporating opportunities to practice qualities of grit in an educational setting.
Grit 1.0 on August 9, 2016 from 8:30 to 11:30 am will focus on research and importance of grit in educational settings, and introduce the Grit 1.0 curriculum featuring optimism, self-control, and perseverance.
Grit 2.0 on August 9, 2016 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm will introduce the Grit 2.0 curriculum, with focus on growth vs. fixed mind set, pride and leadership.
These strategies include understanding optimistic thinking, using a growth mindset, and ways to integrate goal-setting into the regular academic curriculum. After a brief overview of the presenter's research on teaching grit to fifth grader, attendees will have the chance to participate in hands-on activities related to the topic.
As a result of attending participants will be able to:
Overall outcomes, related to Grit 1.0 and 2.0:
- define grit;
- describe the relevance of grit in school settings;
- identify strategies that foster grit;
- incorporate strategies to foster grit in their own educational settings.
Outcomes specific to Grit 1.0:
- understand the importance and value of non-cognitive skills in an educational setting, specifically those related to grit;
- describe how optimism, self, control and perseverance are evidenced in educational settings;
- describe strategies for fostering optimism, self-control, and perseverance.
Outcomes specific to Grit 2.0:
- recognize the difference between growth and fixed mindsets
- describe how growth mindset, pride and leadership are shown by individuals in educational settings
- be confident they will be able to incorporate strategies to foster grit in their own educational settings.
About the Presenter:
Amy Lyon is a fifth grade teacher at Sutton Central School, one of four elementary schools in the Kearsarge Regional School District in NH. She is working to obtained her Doctorate at New England College where she chose to research "grit" for her dissertation project. After creating and teaching a year-long curriculum to cultivate qualities of grit with fifth graders, she has collected and developed specific strategies to share with other educators.
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