Grit For Educators


Links and Resources


Get the Overcoming Obstacles Lesson plan that goes with the above video from Ted Ed:


How to Foster Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance: An Educator’s Guide

Tina Barseghian | February 20, 2013


What if the Secret to Success is Failure?

Paul Tough/ The New York Times


NPR: Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?

by Tovia Smith

March 17, 2014


Digital Learning and Grit:Tech Tools for Teachers in Flipped (and all) Classrooms

5/1/2013 By: Laura Minnigerode



Building Resiliency in Struggling Students: 7 Key Ideas from Research


One to Grow On/ Fairy Dust and Grit

Carol Ann Tomlinson

EL Feb. 2013


Three Pillars for Supporting Resilience

Cheryl J. Wright


DRAFT: Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance—Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century
We face a critical need to prepare children and adolescents to thrive in the 21st century—an era of rapidly evolving technology, demanding and collaborative STEM knowledge work, changing workforce needs, economic volatility, and unacceptable achievement gaps. This report takes a close look at a core set of noncognitive factors—grit, tenacity, and perseverance—that are essential to an individual’s capacity to strive for and succeed at important goals, and to persist in the face of an array of challenges encountered throughout schooling and life.


Reflections on Resilience

Sara Truebridge and Bonnie Benard in Educational Leadership

“Resilience isn’t a program or curriculum. It’s not a quick-fix product that schools can buy. Resilience is more influenced by how a teacher teaches than by what a teacher teaches.”

Resilience Infographic:



Dr. Carol Dweck on Mindset








Check for fiction titles under Adults, or under the appropriate age group for your students.