Welcome back to a new academic year at GGC.
I was introduced to this Ted talk through a colleague’s (Dr. Keith Erickson) post on social media.Personally, I do not consider myself top of my class and have definitely missed on some critical experiences during school. But, a characteristic that has got me this far has been my grit and perseverance, which is one of the reasons why this talk resonates with me.
As I ask myself, “how can I nurture perseverance and grit in my students?”…the answer seems quite obvious.. the mathematics classroom of course!
Many of the students in the classroom cannot stick with it and persevere to complete a mathematical problem if it involves anything more than 3 steps. And as I have pointed to them many a time, the need to persevere and continue on, they have never seen the importance. May be showing them this talk would be a great place to start this semester.
Thank you for sharing Keith.
Happy first day all!