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MTI 541 CI- The Role of GRIT: Embracing GRIT as an Educator

MTI 541 CI- The Role of GRIT: Embracing GRIT as an Educator



Duckworth, Angela (2016). Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. London, UK: Vermilion.


Course Description:

The course will take an in-depth look into the research conducted on grit and its correlation to success in academic and non-academic pursuits.  In order to create a learning environment that teaches grit, educators must understand the demands and obstacles that need to be overcome when trying to pursue a long-term goal.  Educators enrolled in this course will look at how expectations within their classroom, students taking ownership of their goals, and hopefulness will lead to their students pursuing long-term goals with passion and perseverance.

Learning Outcomes/Competencies:

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand grit at a deeper level through research and examination. InTASC 1,4,6,9,10
  • Develop a culture within their classroom that promotes grit. InTASC 3,7
  • Identify areas within their own curriculum that can enhance self-discipline and self-control. InTASC 1,3,5,7,8
  • Understand the benefits of allowing students to choose their own long-term goals. InTASC 2,4
  • Develop language to use in the classroom that promotes a growth mindset. InTASC 3,5,7,8
  • Use grit to help students who are having a difficult time reaching their goals. InTASC 2,5,7,8
  • Understand the benefits of hopefulness for students. InTASC 1,4

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  • 10 text questions
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
  • 10 journal entries
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Price: ​$395

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