WATCH: Grit - the power of passion and perseverance

By Andrew Pillow

Teachers often speak on the struggle of getting students to try as hard as they can. Angela Lee Duckworth left her job as a consultant and began teaching 7th grade math in New York public schools. Through this and her subsequent graduate school research she found “grit” was actually the biggest predictor of success.

Listen to her talk about her experience and research in her Ted Talk, Grit: the power of passion and perseverance.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.