Creative Teaching & Learning

Teaching Tenacity

Students who can overcome challenges and approach their learning with resilience, persistence, perseverance, grit and self-regulation are better equipped to achieve success in school and beyond. Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer explain their overarching concept of ‘Tenacity’ and show how it can be learned at all stages.
Children playing tug of war in a field.

Tenacity – what it is and why it matters

Louis Pasteur famously said that the secret that led to him achieving his goals in life was his tenacity. As a student he initially had indifferent results at both school and university. Yet dogged persistence and resilience led him eventually to achieve both academic success and the great inventions for which he is well known.

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