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November is here and the pandemic still has a tight grip on all our lives. But we're here for the long haul and we'll get through this together. Even though we're still not able to accept any registrations from students outside of School District 58, we're here for you on our blog to share information and inspiration. This month's theme is "Grit" and we are excited to share great resources with you.

November Resources

Blogs and Articles

Bringing Passion Back: about the importance of being passionate in order to develop and maintain grit.
9 Activities to Build Grit and Resilience in Children: tips and exercises that are fun and educational
A Complete Guide on How to Be More Mentally Tough: detailed information and a link to a great TED talk video.
5 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset Using Grit and Resilience: interesting article from Positive Psychology with actionable tips.
Why Grit is More Important Than IQ: success is not just dependent on IQ, but a lot more on grit and resilience.



Grit is not something you're born with, it's something you learn. Here's how:

The most successful people are not the smartest, but the grittiest:

Great TED talk about the role of perseverance in success:

How to grow your grit:


Angela Duckworth - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Lee David Daniels: Grit for Kids

Carol Dweck: Mindset - Changing the Way You Think to Fulfill Your Potential

Christopher Willard: Growing Up Mindful

Christopher Willard: Raising Resilience

We hope you find those resources interesting and helpful, and invite you to share your thoughts on our Facebook page. As always, we’re here for you and look forward to connecting with you. Get in touch with us at 1.800.663.3536 or


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