Grit Bits

“Too” gritty?

“Too” gritty?

Can one be too gritty? Boy, did I struggle with this question when I was researching grit. Patriot Day, the name now given to the remembrance of 9/11, reminded me of this question. I mulled over the horrific goal those terrorists set, the planning, training, […]

Time to get Uncomfortable!

Time to get Uncomfortable!

It’s time to get uncomfortable! Kids (and adults, too) should practice being uncomfortable. What do I mean by that? Well, it’s easy when a child’s life is running smoothly… picking up new soccer skills easily, reading fluently, getting along with siblings (!!!), and loving every […]

Behavior is Proof of Character

Behavior is Proof of Character

Behavior is proof of character. This is a saying I have used many times during my years of teaching fifth graders. Think about it. No one is able to know what we are thinking (thank God!), and so we are judged on our actions, the […]