The term Grit was coined by Angela Duckworth. It can be defined as having passion and perseverance for achieving important long-term goals.   That is why Grit is a useful strategy for students to practice.  It teaches them to work hard and strive towards their goals. This poses the question: Can Grit be taught and…

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Many of us are now working from home during these unprecedented times, including teachers. Which is why it can be challenging separating work from home life.   What is usually our living space is becoming our workspace, too. This means a lot of people are adapting to a work and home environment in the same…

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Jean Piaget identified the Four Stages of Cognitive Development in children in 1936.   He was the first researcher who conducted a systematic study into cognitive development. Piaget suggests that intelligence isn’t fixed,  and so children can’t be provided with information all at one time. Instead, they must learn in stages.   The four stages…

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Learning theorist, David Kolb, founded the Experimental Learning Cycle (1984).   It is a four-step cycle model where the learner experiences different learning styles: doing, observing, thinking and planning.   Applying Kolb’s Experimental Learning Cycle means that the learner goes through each step of the process in order to learn effectively.     “Learning is…

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