Grit, Perseverance, and Mindset


Presenter: Nicole Shannon, TAGT
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

What makes a student, or anyone for that matter, successful? You might be surprised to find that it isn’t social intelligence, physical health, good looks, or even IQ. The one trait that sets apart the mediocre from the truly exceptional: Grit. But grit can be a tough concept to teach to your gifted students. Get tips and strategies to encourage perseverance and growth-mindsets in your class.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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Your students are all exceptional people, but what if their future success was more connected to their mindsets than to all of their amazing, gifted skills? Research is showing mindset to be the ultimate predictor of success, rather than skill. Trainer Nicole Shannon has found that students with growth-mindsets, and a sense of perseverance and grit, fare better than their equally gifted peers.

This course will help you:

  • Understand why gifted students are prone to negative, fixed mindsets
  • Learn to “hear” and reframe fixed-mindset thoughts
  • Encourage growth-mindsets in your students

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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319 reviews for Grit, Perseverance, and Mindset

  1. Lauren – Private Pay (verified owner)


  2. Chere – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    It fits well with our fixed and growth mindset lessons that we are already doing.

  3. Teresita – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    This video is full of pertinent information about the fixed mindset and growth mindset of GT students.

  4. Rachel – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

    I need to have more PD over this so I can better implement it in my lessons somehow.

  5. Ileana – SOUTH TEXAS ISD (verified owner)

    Good information but a bit on the dull side. More examples and applications would help.

  6. Krystle – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    Loved the examples, the quotes to motivate from fixed to growth mindset, and teaching the students (and adults) to use the word “YET”.

  7. Jennifer – ALAMO HEIGHTS ISD (verified owner)

    Good overview of mindset.

  8. Sandra – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I loved this course. I have a master’s in counseling (phycology). So I love to teach my students about grit. Many gifted students lack this because everything comes so easily to them. They are successful in all they do…UNTIL they are not and then they give up or criticize that one thing. Make excuses. Students need to be able to have grit and persevere even when it gets tough.

  9. eva – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  10. Norma – MANSFIELD ISD (verified owner)

    Good information. Thank you!

  11. Sheri – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    It was great.

  12. Amanda – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    It was very informative.

  13. Jeffrey – EANES ISD (verified owner)

    informative and engaging

  14. Austin – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    The course does a good job explaining the difference in students mental concepts between fixed mindset and growth mindset.

  15. Jeremy – SPRING BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    Very good

  16. Anese – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent course that all teachers need and that all students need.

  17. Melanie – WYLIE ISD (verified owner)

    This course about Growth Mindset and Grit was fantastic! I learned a lot about the differences between the fixed and growth mindset. I also learned that I have been naturally doing a lot of things in my classroom to promote a growth mindset in my students. This was incredibly encouraging and exciting!

  18. April – WYLIE ISD (verified owner)

    This a a great reminder of setting up the proper learning environment for your students early on.

  19. Melissa – Pilot (verified owner)

    Great information shared.
    Presenter remained on topic.
    Highly relevant.
    Easy to follow through in the classroom.

  20. Sandra – Pilot (verified owner)


  21. Cecilia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


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