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June 24, 2015

How Do We Move Social-Emotional Research From Buzzwords to Practice?

A new report tries to take hot education research terms on social-emotional intelligence and create a coherent guide for practitioners.

June 11, 2015

New Federal Grant Aims to Help Schools Boost Noncognitive Skills

The Obama administration has created a new competitive grant program called "Skills for Success" aimed at helping middle school kids develop traits like grit and resilience.

May 28, 2015

A Problem With the 'Problem With Grit' Blog Post

By asking students to "fake it," teachers of writing can help motivate students to succeed, writes Rafael Heller of Jobs for the Future.

May 21, 2015

Making Sense of 21st Century Competencies

As the list of 21st century skills grows, we need new ways to connect them to each other and attach them to longstanding psychological constructs.

May 13, 2015

Researchers: Measures of Traits Like 'Grit' Should Not Be Used for Accountability

Measures used to assess student progress in development of social and emotional traits are limited and should not be used to penalize or compare schools, Angela Duckworth and David Yeager wrote.

April 27, 2015

The Problem With Grit

Rather than focus on students' perseverance, schools should create environments students want to attend and work hard in, argues Jal Mehta.

February 24, 2015

Never Give Up on Students: Schools Need 'Grit,' Too

Leaders of New Visions for Public Schools take the concept of "grit" and apply to it to schools, and show it is critical for success.

January 26, 2015

Emphasis on 'Grit' Is Unfair to Some Students, Critics Say

Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.

January 24, 2015

Is 'Grit' Racist?

Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.

January 19, 2015

Building Independent Learners by Fostering Grit

Educational grit is just a fancy way of saying resilience. Teaching students to develop stamina as learners is as important as the content we teach. What are your tips for fostering perseverance in our students?

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