What’s the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Difficulty For Learning?

In an NPR story earlier this week, Tovia Smith reported on the growing number of schools that are trying to instill “grit”— perseverance in the face of adversity — in their students. Smith focused on one such school: “Tom Hoerr leads the New City School, a private elementary school in St.

Source: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/03/whats-the-sweet-spot-of-difficulty-for-learning/