Category Archives: Self-motivation

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

What is the key to success?  Is it Grit?

“Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.”

This TedTalk embodies many of the On Course principles of student success.  Take a moment to watch and be inspired

On Course videos

Skip Downing, the author of On Course, has a great YouTube channel with helpful videos for teaching the 8 On Course Principles.

Here is the link to the channel:  https://www.youtube.com/downingoncourse

If you are not sure what On Course is, take a moment to watch this introduction:

Are your students motivated?

I hope one day I will arrive to class with an entire class of students who are sitting waiting for me to talk because they are so motivated to learn!  As teachers we spend a lot of time trying to motivate our students.  How do you motivate your students?