I've been sitting here reflecting on the past school year and thinking about the books and videos that inspired me. I revisited Angela Duckworth's TED video about Grit. There are two lines that I absolutely love... "Failure is not a permanent condition..." and "Start over again with lessons learned..." How powerful will our teaching be if we can convince students to consider these two things as an option. I am going to challenge myself to be more gritty! If you haven't seen this, check it out!