Anindya Kundu, who I believe is a adjunct professor at New York University, has a new short TED Talk titled “The boost students need to overcome obstacles.”

I’ve embedded the video below, and you can find it, along with a transcript and other supporting resources for it at the TED Talks website.

I like its message.

Here is an excerpt:


His talk reminds me of what researchers  David Yeager, Gregory Walton and Geoffrey L. Cohen have defined as “the fuller formula for success: effort + strategies + help from others.”

In other words, individual “grit” is not enough.

You can read my Ed Week post, ‘It’s Time to Change the Conversation About Grit,’ for more information on this perspective.


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