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Here’s an explanation of the difference between “grit” and “resilience”:

Grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals” (Duckworth et al., 2007). … Grit is about sustained, consistent effort toward a goal even when we struggle, falter, or temporarily fail. Resilience is our ability to bounce back after we have struggled, faltered, or failed.

You might also be interested in The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures and The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit.”

Here are links to a number of resources and previous posts I’ve shared about resilience, and figured it was time to create a specific “Best” list on the topic:

What Really Makes Us Resilient? is from The Harvard Business Review.

A 4-Step Process for Building Student Resilience is from Edutopia.

Three Steps for Strengthening Communication and Resilience in Science Class is from MindShift.

Rethinking ‘resilience’ and ‘grit’ is from The Boston Globe.

“WAYS TO PROMOTE RESILIENCE IN THE CLASSROOM”

A LOOK BACK: NEW STUDY SHOWS LEARNING ABOUT GROWTH MINDSET AT START OF NINTH-GRADE INCREASES RESILIENCE

VERY USEFUL ARTICLE ON RESILIENCE

USEFUL NEW STUDY ON RESILIENCE & “AT RISK STUDENTS”

“SUPPORTING STUDENTS’ CAPACITY TO ‘BOUNCE BACK’”