I hope the day comes when I will never again type the four-letter word G-R-I-T.


But that day has not yet arrived.


Here is a meta-analysis of everything that scholars have written about grit. Yes, there actually is a “Grit Literature.”


Personally I prefer grits. But this is serious. The National Assessment of Educational Progress has been stampeded into assessing grit on national tests.


Surely there are now programs and consultants selling their advice about how to incorporate grit into school lessons.


So maybe you might want to look over the meta-analysis, so you can discuss grit in the faculty lounge or at home.