Grades or Grit?

Tonight, as I am packing the last few items in the duffels that will accompany my daughter to college tomorrow, I remember each “first day” of her progression from kindergarten through 12th grade....more

Put Grit in Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but hard to keep--as anyone who’s resolved to get in shape, or stop smoking, or vowed to get to work early every day can attest to. The first few days are a breeze: off you jog to the gym, so proud of yourself. You toss your smokes in the trash, yippee! You get to work, a little bleary-eyed, but early enough to get a good head start on your day. All is well. ...more

What Character Traits to Teach in School? Grit and Self-Control?

What does it mean to have “self-control” and “grit”? How does that look in the person who is successful versus the person who is not? ...more