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TED Talks Education: Personal Grit as Key to Success

Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth giving her TED Talk

What’s the best predictor of success in a person’s life, including success in education? When it comes to predicting the latter, psychologist and former educator Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth says we need to better understand students and learning from a motivational and psychological perspective.

“In education, the one thing we know how to measure best is IQ,” http://to.pbs.org/1l9YkmDDuckworth says. “But what if doing well in school and in life depends on much more than your ability to learn quickly and easily?”

Duckworth, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, studies non-IQ competencies, including self-control and grit that predict success both academically and professionally. Over the course of her research, she says one characteristic emerged as the key predictor of success – GRIT. So what exactly is grit? Click the image above and find out in her TED Talk.

More information available at Dr. Lee's TED Talk

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