We don't teach grit well. Period.
But we should.
Because the resiliency and stamina that our students need in this day and age far exceeds that of prior generations. And with all new standards and assessments systems that make students THINK, respond, THINK HARDER, and defend their perspectives in ways they have never been expected to in most traditional classrooms.
Angela Duckworth hits a home run with her video on teaching grit and how that perseverance benefits our students ten-fold.