What is grit? How does being “gritty” translate into achievement and how can we teach our piano students to persevere over the long-term despite setbacks?
If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions – or, if this subject piques your interest, then today’s TeachPianoToday podcast will fascinate you.
Do You Have Gritty Piano Students?
A few weeks ago we shared a TEDtalk on our blog titled “The Key to Success? Grit.” In this video, researcher Dr. Angela Duckworth discussed how grit can actually be a predictor in achievement, more so than IQ scores. Today’s guest, Lauren Eskeris-Winkler is a researcher who works closely with Duckworth and she’s here on the podcast to share:
- What is grit?
- Can piano teachers teach their students to be “gritty?”
- What role does innate ability play, and how important is talent?
- What is Growth Mindset and how can it change the way we teach children?
- …and much more!
Are YOU Gritty?
You can actually take the “Grit test” and explore more information on grit on the Duckworth lab site. The original TEDtalk with Lauren’s mentor, Angela Duckworth on Grit (viewed 6.2 million times!) Can be found here.
Listen To The Podcast
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