Teacher Talks

Grit: Passion and Perseverance

By: Katie Weed

When Katie Weed was 18, doctors discovered a lemon-sized tumor in her brain that would change the course of her life. Inspired by Angela Duckworth’s book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Katie explains the power of saying “Yes, I will try,” and encourages educators to nurture passion and perseverance in their students. Katie is a Talent Development teacher at Lake Wylie Elementary in Charlotte, NC.