This blog post highlighting the importance of grit and determination was shared with me recently. I can relate to Rosa because I am currently training to run the BCS Half Marathon in December. When I was in the midst of my 9 mile training run last Saturday, I can assure you that the only reason I finished was due to persistence and determination. I kept hearing voices in my head saying things like, “You can do this.” “You only have three miles to go.” “A cinnamon roll awaits you if you can finish.” “Don’t give up.” I hope those same voices will be in my head in December at the race. I have no visions of finishing in 2nd place like Rosa, but I do have visions of finishing!
Here are a couple of questions for you to consider this week:
- How are you being intentional TODAY about helping your students, teachers and parents be determined and persistent?
- Within the context of the curriculum you teach or the work you do, how can you promote grit, determination and persistence as important life skills?
Developing students with strong hearts, skilled hands and robust minds is our work and helping students build their persistence and determination is huge part of what we should be doing everyday.