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Task 8- Gritty but set

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Charlotte | 3 Comments

After having read Boaler’s article, I have to admit that I think my views on setting students may be seen as a little backwards. As a younger person I’m supposed to be full of hope that we can revolutionalise teaching and make big changes to improve it for the next generation. However, if I’m 100% […]

Using the carrot/stick analogy, will the carrot ultimately fail??!!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Phil | 4 Comments

Whilst viewing both the video by Duckworth and reading Boaler’s article, I began to think about the concept of motivation and belief. My belief in the concept of belief is paramount, (if it wasn’t I’d be in trouble) but seriously I always feel that the belief of the ability to succeed a task is key […]

Labouring instead of labelling; how to GetRIT of this misconception?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in France | 3 Comments

Perhaps GRIT defined by Angela Duckworth as “passion and perseverance for very long-term goals, having the stamina, sticking with your future day-in day-out, not for the week, not for the month, but for years”. This is somehow not compatible, almost a contradiction, to our modern society which tends to have or meet the goals set […]

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