School of Education
Angela Duckworth Teacher Education Conversation video
Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, joined the UD College of Education and Human Development for a conversation and question and answer session on teacher education. This conversation is moderated by Ralph Ferretti, Director of the UD School of Education.
In her late twenties, Angela Duckworth left a demanding job as a management consultant to teach math to seventh graders in the New York City public schools. Several years in the classroom taught her that effort was tremendously important to success. To investigate why some people work so much harder and longer than others, Angela entered the PhD program in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is now a professor. She is a 2013 MacArthur fellow and founder and scientific director of the Character Lab. Her book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (2016), has spent more than 15 weeks on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List.