Where did Angela teach? What grade level? What subject?
New York. Sixth grade. Science.
Philadelphia. Eighth grade. Chemistry.
New York. Seventh grade. Math.

What did Angela notice? She noticed that ________________________________.
kids with high IQ scores succeeded more easily
not all kids enjoy mathematics
some of her students with average IQ scores were getting the highest grades in the class

What did Angela suspect was true? That a person's success in school and life depended on ____________________.
their IQ
their education
how hard they tried

Angela's team went to West Point, the National Spelling Bee, tough neighborhoods, etc. to research _______________________.
different ways of teaching & learning
the meaning of success
how success was achieved

Angela says, "In all those very different contexts, one characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success." What was it?
social intelligence

What is grit?
A breakfast cereal that promotes hard work and excellent physical health
A very long-lasting love or romance
A passion and perseverance for long-term goals

Angela asked thousands of high school juniors to take ______________________.
grit pledges
grit questionnaires
grit to graduate

She found out that grittier kids _____________________.
felt safer at school
were more likely to graduate
often quit school to start their own businesses

What three questions do parents and teachers ask Angela?
1.) "How do I build grit in kids?"
2.) "How do I keep them motivated for the long run?"
and 3.) __________________________
"Is talent related to grit?"
"What is growth mindset?"
"What do I do to teach kids a solid work ethic?"

Angela says, "So far, the best idea I've heard about building grit in kids is something called "growth mindset." This is an idea developed at Stanford University by Carol Dweck, and it is the belief that the ability to learn is not fixed, that it can change with ___________."
your effort
your age
your environment

Angela says that when kids read and learn about the brain and how it changes and grows in response to challenge, they're much more likely to ___________________________.
keep trying
try something different