Angela Duckworth has defined grit as "perseverance and passion for long-term goals." Her research on grit suggests that students who have grit are more likely to be successful in college than those who don't. The following questions (adapted from multiple sources) can help you encourage your students to become more "gritty:"

  • What made you think hard?
  • What happened that made you keep going?
  • What can you learn from this?
  • What mistake did you make that taught you something?
  • What strategy are you going to try now?
  • What will you do to challenge your self?
  • What will you do to solve this problem?

Learn more about grit and how you can develop grit in your students.