Author: Laila Y Sanguras
Product Code: 16311
ISBN: 978-1-61821-631-1
Pages: 168
Availability: In stock.


The combination of sustained hard work and resiliency, grit is the difference between those who give up and those who don’t. Grit in the Classroom: Building Perseverance for Excellence in Today’s Students assists educators in creating a learning environment that fosters grit development for all students, regardless of ability. Each chapter includes stories to illustrate the research and ideas presented and ends with discussion questions that can be used to continue the conversation. In an era of talent development and the pursuit of excellence, learners must be equipped with the perseverance that is essential to reaching high levels of success. This book provides a rationale for cultivating grit in the classroom with the goal of propelling this topic into discussions of building passion and talent in today’s students.

Grades K–12

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by Jill Haltom
on 9/11/2017
from Lewisville, TX
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I have served in public education as a classroom teacher, a district administrator, and an educational consultant for 25 years.  In our current standards-driven, high-stakes testing educational climate, I found Grit in the Classroom a refreshing and inspiring read. Building on current research, Sanguras defines grit as the marriage between passion and perseverance and then proceeds to argue for grit to be intentionally taught to students.  She engagingly weaves research and anecdotes to provide educators with concrete ways to develop grit in their own classrooms—much like coaches develop skills and talent in athletes—and also includes how to measure grit development in the classroom.  She acknowledges that grit development is not an easy task, and, therefore, provides pointers for parents and administrators to not just understand what grit is and why it is important, but how they can support its development at home and at school.   

Teachers will be inspired by this book.
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Review by: Linda Bollendorf, MiddleWeb - February 7, 2018
Throughout the book, the author’s teacher voice conveys a common sense tone sprinkled with humor and realism. She shares personal accounts and offers practical suggestions and viewpoints in a matter-of-fact, succinct, easy-to-read text. I found Grit in the Classroom enjoyable and interesting, and definitely recommend it as a worthwhile addition to other books about grit and mindset.
 
Review: School Library Journal - February 6, 2018
The book is accessible, engaging, and often humorous, weaving in current research alongside relatable examples and anecdotes for teachers . . . Each chapter ends with discussion questions, making this an excellent choice for school or district-wide professional development . . . VERDICT This comprehensive introduction is the rare professional resource that is useful to most educators in many contexts.
 
Review: Mindprint Learning - November 1, 2017
This is a good book for teachers who want to incorporate Angela Duckworth’s research on grit into their classroom instruction but need more background . . . Overall an easy, useful read for teachers who are curious to learn more about the practical implementation of grit in the classroom and want some practical ideas to get started.

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