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New Hampshire School Counselor Association

Got Grit?

  • 13 Feb 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • SERESC Conference Center 29 Commerce Drive Bedford, NH 03110 603-206-6800

$155 includes breakfast and lunch

Grit is perseverance and passion for long term goals and is what many believe to be the key to success. This workshop will teach attendees the importance of incorporating opportunities to practice qualities of grit in an educational setting. These strategies include understanding optimistic thinking, using a growth mindset, and ways to integrate goal-setting into the regular academic curriculum. After a brief overview of the presenter's research on teaching grit to fifth grader. attendees will have the chance to participate in hands-on activities related to the topic.

Participants will be able to:

  • understand the importance and value of non-cognitive skills in an educational setting, specifically those related to grit
  • recognize the difference between a growth mindset and one that is fixed
  • identify optimistic thoughts and language as opposed to those that are pessimistic
  • be confident they will be able to incorporate strategies to foster grit in their own educational settings

The following topics will be covered:

  • Definition, importance of, and components of grit, as well as a sharing of Amy Lyon's research so far
  • Optimism lessons
  • Self-control/regulation strategies
  • Explanation and exploration of the grit curriculum designed by Amy Lyon
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