I’ve certainly taught my share of lessons on “grit” over the years (see The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit”).
In them, I’ve generally included a very short piece on how grit isn’t everything and that sometimes it’s good to quit. However, that’s never been an important part of the lesson.
That’s going to change now that I’ve seen this Have You Ever Quit Something? lesson from The New York Times Learning Network AND the 130 student comments it received.
It will be easy to incorporate some of the lesson text, not to mention some of the comments from students, into my lesson, and it will make it soooooooooooooo much better!