Tag Archives: grit

Resilience, patience and getting the support I need.

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by Dave Hall (Drama Teacher). GRIT and resilience is a key focus at the moment with students and something which we are working on developing with our Year 7 students in this academic year. … Continue reading

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Getting gritty with year 7

This term we have been talking to Y7 a great deal about grit.  What it is and why we think it’s important at Durrington.  We want our students to be gritty, because ultimately we think that will help them to … Continue reading

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A grand day out at Wellington

#EducationFest On Thursday Andy Tharby and I were fortunate enough to spend the day at Wellington College, soaking up all that their annual ‘Festival of Education’ had to offer.  We had a great day – here are some of the … Continue reading

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Desirable Difficulties

A guest post from DHS MFL Teacher Matthieu Cauchy. I first heard about this very recently. Earlier on this week, I was talking to blogger and pedagogue, our very own Andy Tharby. Whilst discussing various topics, Andy introduced me to the … Continue reading

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Students spotting gritty students

Today I had lunch with members of the student leadership team and we had a discussion about mindsets – what it means and the differences between a fixed and growth mindset.  During the discussion I asked them to think about … Continue reading

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Being gritty about getting our kids grittier

Browsing through twitter I came across this Ted talk by Angela Lee Duckworth, an American psychologist talking about grit as the key to success.  This ties in perfectly with the ideas of Dweck on ‘Growth Mindset’ and Berger on ‘an … Continue reading


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