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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3 reviews for Grit, Perseverance, and Mindset

  1. Teresita – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

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

  2. Rachel – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

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

  3. Ileana – SOUTH TEXAS ISD (verified owner)

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

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