[Editor’s note: This story, originally published on May 11th of this year, was our #10 most popular story of the year. Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2018 countdown!]
For a relatively new buzzword, grit certainly has a lot of supporters. It is grit, and not necessarily IQ or talent, that can predict students' academic success. And as educators seek to understand students from a motivational and psychological point of view, grit pays an important role.
"Grit is passion, perseverance for very long-term goals, stamina," says Angela Duckworth in her now-famous 2013 TED Talk.
In that talk, viewed more than 13.5...
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