Dr. Angela Duckworth on Developing Character

Key Points

  • Student wellbeing is a complicated issue, but when a child/adolescent is not feeling happy/connected it is intimately connected to their everything.

  • The more consistency/harmony there is between your spheres: school, family, out of school, the better your performance will be. 

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr. Angela Duckworth, a professor at Penn.  She’s a co-founder of Character Lab, the author of Grit, a bestseller that reveals the secret to achievement is passion and persistence; and the co-host with the No Stupid Questions podcast with Stephen Dubner.

screenshot from CharacterLab.org


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