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Hearing the GRIT in Student Conversations

posted Apr 13, 2014, 4:40 AM by Samantha Cleveland   [ updated Apr 13, 2014, 5:03 AM ]

During the goal-setting and practice part of the curriculum, students are asked to watch an amazing snowboarding video about a young Slovenian Olympic hopeful.  As Tim Kevin Ravnjak literally flies off a jump and all we can see is him and sky, one boy in class said, “I’ll neh-ver be able to do tha-at.”  Quickly, the girl next to him poked him and said, “That’s pessimistic thinking.  You can’t do that now.  But if you want to someday, and you practice….” That’s when I knew we were getting somewhere with the curriculum!

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