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Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

22 September 2020

Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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.

(video credit: TED)

Angela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2013 was named a MacArthur Fellow. Prior to her career in research, she was a math and science teacher at public schools in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Angela is the author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. She shares research-backed advice for parents and teachers in her Tip of the Week. Sign up to receive it by email here.

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