BUILDING GRIT- LESSON 1-
GRIT AND ACHIEVEMENT
PART 1- 5 MINUTES
People who are gritty are more resilient in the face of adversity, they bounce back after failure and disappointment, and they persist when progress is slow, boring, tedious or difficult.
Gritty individuals are distinguished by their propensity to maintain “effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity and plateaus in progress” (Duckworth, 2007).
By the end of this lesson, learners should:
understand what grit is
link grit to their own performance
PART 2- WATCH, REFLECT, DISCUSS- 10 MINUTES
As a class, DISCUSS: Grit- what is it?
PART 3- PAPER RIPPING CHALLENGE- 10 MINUTES
Divide a sheet of regular A4 paper into 8 even sized rectangles. Could use minties wrappers instead. Give students one each.
The aim is to rip the piece of paper gently to make it into the longest, single piece of paper possible.
Current record with 1/8 of an A4 page: 138cm set by Ms Bruni’s year 5 class at St Peter’s Primary January, 2019.
Alternative (with minties wrappers): 135cm set by Ms Jones’ year 11 student at MacGregor State High School June, 2019.
Teachers, please email UPP if you would like to report a new record.
PART 4- WATCH, REFLECT, DISCUSS- 10 minutes
PART 5- VENN DIAGRAM- 5-10 MINUTES
Complete the VENN diagram (in workbook) by writing what is different about these two concepts (resilient and persistent) in the circles. Write any common characteristics where the circles overlap. You may choose to find the definition for each word to help you.