Does Valuing 'Grit' Deemphasize Student Creativity?

May 15, 2015

GRITTY REALITY: Does a student who makes it to class on time from a troubled home demonstrate more “grit” than a well-supported peer whose homework is always on time? Mindshift proposes that when we value “grit,” we deemphasize student creativity, gloss over the struggles faced by low-income or special needs students and let ineffective educators off the hook for not meeting those students on their level.

Does Valuing 'Grit' Deemphasize Student Creativity?

May 15, 2015

GRITTY REALITY: Does a student who makes it to class on time from a troubled home demonstrate more “grit” than a well-supported peer whose homework is always on time? Mindshift proposes that when we value “grit,” we deemphasize student creativity, gloss over the struggles faced by low-income or special needs students and let ineffective educators off the hook for not meeting those students on their level.

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