BUILDING GRIT- LESSON 3-
PART 1- 5 MINUTES
- propensity to delay gratification was positively correlated with SAT scores, educational attainment and good health, while being inversely related to rates of crime and substance abuse (Shoda, Mischel & Peake, 1990). It is clear that those who could resist the short term temptation were much better off later in life on a large number of measures.
By the end of this lesson, learners should:
- understand the meaning of "delayed gratification"
- explain how delayed gratification influences performance
- explain how delaying gratification may impact their own performance in at least 2 areas
PART 2- WATCH AND RECORD- 10 MINUTES
PART 3- DISCUSSION- 5-10 MINUTES
For class discussion:
What does it mean to "delay gratification"?
Why do you think those who are able to delay gratification achieve more in each of the following areas:
- health and wellbeing
- school and study
- work lives
PART 4- KNEE TAG- 5 minutes
Check out a video of this activity here.
Stop clip after 1 minute and have a try with a partner- keeping score. Swap partners and have another go if you have time.
PART 5- workbook and partner discussion- 15 MINUTES
CAN YOU WAIT FOR THE MARSHMALLOW?
- In your workbook, record two or three things in your own life at present that will require your ability to delay gratification. At least one of these should be related to your school work.
- Explain how your results may differ based on your actions- It might take this form: "if I am able to delay the gratification of ...., my results are like to be improved because ..."
- Share your responses with your partner from "knee tag".