Category: Scott Seider

6 Ways for Parents to Teach Kids About Grit

February 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, School of Education, Scott Seider 0 comments

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When I was younger, I used to dream about boarding school…

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Challenges help develop perseverance, ‘grit’

February 21st, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Education, Scott Seider 0 comments

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Perhaps you read the New York Times article written last year about “grit” or heard the term used in an interview on National Public Radio…

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“We have some really good research showing the correlation between perseverance and grit and student success-academic grades, graduation rates,  but there is very, very little research that demonstrates that we can take the level of grit or perseverance that a kid has and increase it.”

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Content of their character

January 10th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Education, Scott Seider 0 comments

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As a thought experiment, imagine you’re magically “shaping” a high school senior…

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Teaching ‘Character’ To Kids And Why It Matters

January 8th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Education, Scott Seider, WBUR 0 comments

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The effort to improve public education over the past decade and a half has been about standardized testing…

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Experts say building skills like grit and perseverance will help increase college readiness in the U.S.

December 12th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, School of Education, Scott Seider 0 comments

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Plenty of U.S. students are getting into college, but only 55 percent of them are getting out with diplomas, according to the National Center for Education Statistics…

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