The Iq And Standardized Tests Measure Students ' Cognitive Skills
Teach Character in School
IQ and standardized tests measure students’ cognitive skills. However, test scores and IQ are not predictive of success later in life. I read a book; "How Children Succeed" is written by Paul Tough. Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character. Non-cognitive skills are traits and skills that help students facilitate success in school, and non-cognitive skills can be intentionally taught, intentionally practiced, and intentionally mastered. In other words, non-cognitive skills are learnable habits, so they are not inborn traits. Moreover, non-cognitive skills are important for student outcomes because the teacher plays an important role in improving these skills within their students. School is possible to teach character because I believe character traits, such as grit, self-control, and curiosity can let us have more passion, motivation and be more focus, which are important to success in school.
Grit is a non-cognitive trait that should be learned at school because it helps students get more passion to be successful. One of the character traits that emerges as a significant predictor of success isn 't social intelligence, isn 't good looks and physical health, and isn 't IQ; it is grit. In Tough’s book, he discusses that grit affects the performance of students. Furthermore, Angela Lee Duckworth studies intangible concepts such as grit to determine how they might predict…