Tag Archives: Angela Duckworth

Is resilience even a thing?

There is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell. G. K. Chesterton Resilience – being able to bounce back from setbacks and cope with challenges – seems an

Grit and growth: who’s to blame for low achievement?

I’ve recently read a couple of interesting articles which question the efficacy of the research of Carol Dweck (Mindset) and Angela Duckworth (Grit). The complaint is that if we attribute an individual’s

Some dichotomies are real: the ‘and/or debate’

I get quite cross when I hear people who really should know better dismissing the knowledge/skills debate as a “mindless dichotomy“. It’s not. The ideological opposition between proponents of these views is