Posts tagged social emotional development
The Gritty Classroom: Understanding Grit

You’ve probably heard of Angela Lee Duckworth and her studies on grit: “passion and perseverance for very long-term goals”.

Duckworth found that grittier students were significantly more likely to graduate, and that the qualities to do well in school (and in life) include having stamina, sticking with goals, and persisting for a long period of time to fulfill these goals.

These findings may sound simple and common-sense enough, but what may involve more introspection is determining how educators perceive grit being dispersed in a class of students.

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How STEM Can Support Social-Emotional Development in Kids

Social-emotional development refers to a child’s abilities to express and manage emotions, and to establish positive relationships with others.

It should come as no surprise that project-based learning and STEM done right may support healthy social-emotional development.

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