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Grit: It’s Not Just for Students

No single character trait alone determines the success of a teacher. A broad and complex set of skills is needed to be effective, especially...
Modeling Grit: Developing Educator Perseverance Skills

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Jim Grant Watch One of the best ways we can teach our students grit and perseverance is by demonstrating it ourselves. Join SDE...
Succeeding in the 21st Century: Our Kids Need More Than Smarts. They Need Grit.

How can educators best prepare children to achieve the standards and succeed in the 21st century? Content knowledge, while certainly important, is not enough....
Throw Out Your Red Pen and Correct in Yellow

Throw out your red pen and correct in yellow. Correct only the ones that are right. Those that are left unmarked indicate a need...
Kindergarten Readiness: The Elephant in the Room

Studies identify a chronological age effect that is the biggest factor in predicting school success: The chronically younger children in any grade are far...
The Hurried, Stressed Out Child: Are Educators Part of the Problem?

Children today are living in a fast-paced, performance-driven culture and, as a result, are experiencing unprecedented stress and pressure. They are over-scheduled with activities,...
SDE Webinar: Motivate Me! Strategies to Foster Motivation & Strengthen Academic Perseverance (Gr. 3-8)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Jim Grant Watch Success isn’t about being naturally talented, super smart, or really lucky. Rather, it’s about persevering through failures and continuing to...
Webinar: Grit: Foundation or Fad? Dispelling Misconceptions of the Mindset & Grit Initiative (Gr. K-12)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Jim Grant Watch Grit is a character trait that resonates with all parents and educators. Who would argue against grit, tenacity, and perseverance?...
SDE Webinar: Understanding the Plight of the Harried, Hurried Child (Gr. PreK-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Jim Grant Watch Today's children are under unprecedented pressure and stress from home, school, and our greater society. This complimentary webinar will highlight...
SDE Webinar: I Am Five, Am I Ready For Kindergarten? Understanding School Readiness (Gr. PreK-K)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Jim Grant Watch An increased number of 5 year olds entering school are unready due to family situations, birth related factors, developmental issues,...
SDE Webinar: Grit, Mindset, and Determination (Gr. 1-8)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Jim Grant Watch What is it that allows some people to triumph over unimaginable challenges on their way to success? They possess...
SDE Webinar: Fighting the Tide of Entitlement: Grit Strategies for Principals (Gr. K-5)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Jim Grant Watch Why do some people have an entitlement mindset? Why do some students succeed during challenging times while others struggle?...
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To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. Different Strategies for Different Learners  (K-8)     By Lori Elliott, Char Forsten, Jim Grant & Betty Hollas The authors' low-cost, high-impact, ready-to-implement...