ABOUT THE BOOK: 'Cultivating Grit' explores character development: grit, growth mindset, and motivation. The author draws on personal and professional experiences as well as current research to share do-it-yourself, confidence-building strategies with educators and parents. She takes readers on a journey through an eight-part discussion with five reflection activities to be completed individually or as a group. The premise is that by helping learners increase confidence, performance improves in class and at home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jillian Smart, M.Ed. is an author, coach, and educator. She partners with educators and families around the world to facilitate development of more independent learners. Jillian launched Jackson Education Support as the vehicle for this work. The program she has developed is a breakthrough that has garnered much support and applause since the launch. The 96% success rate among exam preparation and tutoring clients evidences program efficacy. Her approach is unique in that she leverages character development to affect cognitive development. Character development experiences with clients and professional development training serve as the foundation for this book.
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