Assessment drives instruction. That’s a generally accepted statement in education, but what does it really mean? Teachers across the country are shifting their instructional practices in order to teach more complex content while preparing students for the high school equivalency exams. Proper use of assessment is critical.
In September, we posted a TED Talk from Angela Duckworth. Her topic? Grit and the Key to Success. In December, this video and the concept of Grit was discussed on LINCS, a professional learning community for adult educators.
So, what do we do with this idea of grit? How does understanding this idea improve our student’s retention and their overall success?