Book Review: Grit--The Power of Passion and Perseverance | Boomer Money and MoreBuy: hardcover eBook Reviewed by Aaron Sommers. It has nothing to do with the allure of technology in classrooms, either. Perhaps the person best qualified to answer this is Angela Duckworth, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Components of conscientiousness include organization, self-control, thoughtfulness and goal-directed behavior. Grit is basically conscientiousness on steroids. In various studies, conscientiousness scores and grit scores are very highly correlated, between 80 and 98 percent.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance [Book Review]
It's getting great reviews e. There are few people who wouldn't learn something from this book. Angela herself is one of the grittiest individuals I've ever met. Angela is constantly and I mean constantly thinking of better ways of measuring and developing grit and character in children. I consider Angela a valued friend and colleague , and I think she's a tremendous scientist and person. Wait, what? That's not what I read in the book.
Grit: The word has mouth feel. It sounds like something John Wayne would chaw on. Duckworth is a scholar you have to take seriously. The two big ideas about grit that have made Duckworth famous are first, that it predicts success more reliably than talent or I. It took grit to light out for the territory, as Huck Finn might have said. The notion that talent is born, not made, is the modern-day version of the caste system those Americans were fleeing.
In her interview with David, she asked him how he dealt with that disappointing result. I knew it was done. I knew I had to focus on what to do next. So I went to my teacher and asked for help. I basically tried to figure out, you know, what I did wrong. What I needed to do differently.
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Slightly less than a year ago, I was flipping through an email from BookBub. - This is a preview of the Shortform book summary of Grit by Angela Duckworth.
As I watched my dad heroically fight cancer the last 10 years of his life, I marveled at his high spirits and gusto for life. His body slowly failed, but his spirit hung amazingly tough. My dad had grit. Grit for building his electrical contracting business. Grit for enjoying what time he had left. Angela Duckworth has written a book about what my dad had.