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I Can't Do That Yet...Cultivating a Learning Disposition: Project Overview

Why Study Learning Dispositions?

Growing interest and research on the importance of “self-control, curiosity, optimism, gratitude, social intelligence, zest, and grit” as predictors of school achievement and other meaningful life outcomes have led some educators to think critically about opportunities to measure and teach these essential skills. The Phillips Academy community has begun to develop research, practice, and thinking around the role of these skills in the Andover curriculum.

Project Framework

Learning Mindsets Project Community

Teaching Grit Video

Angela Duckworth: The Key to Success? Grit

Initial Readings on Grit ~ a constellation of character and skills

New Grit in Education Research from Leading Social Science Journals

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