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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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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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