Welcome to #ThisIsGRIT! We are a social media campaign dedicated to the most important factor of success in education and in life!
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What is Grit?
2. The most critical thing in predicting educational and professional success.
Our research suggests that grit, the combination of perseverance and passion sustained over the long-term, is a signature strength of individuals who are able to do all of the above. We support the #ThisisGRIT project and are eager to collaborate in collecting and sharing stories that show how much struggle is involved in success.
—Angela Lee Duckworth, MacArthur Genius Fellow, TED Speaker, Assistant Prof. of Psychology at UPenn
Research shows that when students understand that they can develop their own intelligence and abilities they become interested in learning, they adopt a positive view of effort, and they persevere in the face of setbacks, all of which leads to higher levels of success. We support the #ThisIsGRIT experiment to use story-telling to influence key beliefs and develop grit, and we look forward to collaborating with them in that endeavor.
—Eduardo Briceño, CEO and CoFounder with Prof. Carol Dweck of MindSet Works
Plase visit us on a non-mobile device to submit your story :)
Step 1: watch some sample videos
Step 2: decide what you want to say
My name is [name]. In [year] I [experience hardship that is education related]. I [extended description of hardship].
Instead of [doing something passive and despairing], I decided to work harder at [overcoming the hardship] by [activity]. I am now [current status]. This is Grit!
Step 3: Share your story with us
- First: Tell Us Who You Are