BUILDING GRIT- LESSON 2-
DEBRIEF: LIFE IS A PROCESS OF EVOLUTION. WE ATTEMPT SOMETHING; WE GET A RESULT; WE REFLECT; WE LEARN; WE GROW; WE REPEAT THE WHOLE PROCESS. AS A SCHOOL STUDENT, OUR FULL TIME JOB IS LEARNING- WE ARE INVITED TO KEEP GROWING AND EVOLVING SUCH THAT AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, WE HAVE GROWN INTO A PERSON WITH MORE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING. GETTING OLDER DOESN'T MAKE US BETTER- BUT LEARNING AND GROWING DOES.
PART 1- 5 MINUTES
Grit is the action that leads to learning, improving and thriving.
self-discipline was a better predictor of academic success than IQ in two separate longitudinal studies of year 8 students (Duckworth, 2005)
gritty students spend "more time on homework, less time watching television and have fewer school absences" (Duckworth, 2005)
By the end of this lesson, learners should:
understand what grit is
reflect on grit and talent
consider other factors that lead to success
PART 2- SUDOKU CHALLENGE- 20-25 MINUTES
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The classic Sudoku game involves a grid of 81 squares. The grid is divided into nine blocks, each containing nine squares. The rules of the game are simple: each of the nine blocks has to contain all the numbers 1-9 within its squares. Each number can only appear once in a row, column or box.
DISCUSSION: Did students require persistence or resilience in order to stay with this activity? Who required the most grit? (eg most likely those students who have not attempted Sudoku before). Did any fixed mindsets reveal themselves in student self-talk? How did this affect behaviour and commitment to the task?
PART 3- WATCH, REFLECT, DISCUSS- 10 MINUTES
PART 4- WATCH, REFLECT, DISCUSS- 5 MINUTES (IF there is time)
Teachers note: We will continue to build on the idea of success through failure and effort in the next lesson "Failing Forward".