Power Point Presentation

Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy

  • Who was Benjamin Bloom?  How, when, and why did he develop his Bloom’s Taxonomy?
  • Explain each of the six stages of the original Bloom’s pyramid and how and why they’ve changed over the years.
  • The group should provide sample academic tasks or assignments that illustrate each level of Bloom’s.  Identify workplace tasks that represent each level of Bloom’s and explain your selection.

Basically you are required to use at least one “article” or outside source and to create at lease 10 slides including an intro slide with a picture of you or your group on it and the information about you specified in the instructions. You also need a conclusion slide, and an APA style References slide. Make sure you use a full citation for your outside source or sources on the References slide. Make sure you do an APA style in-text style citation on any slide containing information you got from the outside source. Make sure every slide you create has no more than four sentences of type on it, has a photo or other “artwork” such as an illustration or chart (something besides type).

Mindset & grit

Kayla Neal, Ximena Gaspar, Allie Evans & Claudia Puga

Instructor: Laura Smith

Fall 2020




Kayla neal


Kayla is majoring in Biology and wants to pursue a career in being a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.

[Kayla Neal]

Kayla Neal



Ximena Gaspar


Ximena wants to transfer to Sam Houston State University and major in Criminal Justice.

Ximena Gaspar



Allie Evans


Allie is majoring in education and is planning to transfer to the University of Houston.





Allie Evans



Claudia Puga


Claudia is majoring in nursing and plans to transfer to University of Houston.




Claudia Puga



Angela Duckworth


Angela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics (Duckworth, 2013).

Angela created the Grit Scale so it can be used for research and for self-reflection, but its limitations make it inappropriate for many other uses, including selecting employees, admitting students to college, gauging the performance of teachers, or comparing schools or countries to each other (Duckworth, 2013).

[Kayla Neal] Duckworth, 2013




What is grit?



Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals.

Grit is about having what some researchers call an ”ultimate concern”–a goal you care about so much that it organizes and gives meaning to almost everything you do.

[Kayla Neal] Duckworth, 2013







Grit Assessments results

Kayla scored a 3.90 which is higher than 60% of American adults.

Allie scored a 2.80, higher than 20% of American adults.

Ximena scored a 2.50, higher than 10% of American adults.

Claudia scored a 3.20, which is 30% higher than 30% of American adults.


[Kayla Neal & Ximena Gaspar]



Ways to increase your grit


Successful people stick with their long-term goals instead of getting distracted, and they keep showing up, even when it’s difficult.

If you lack those abilities, you can grow your grit in these five ways:

Pursue your interests. Find something that fascinates you.

Practice, practice, practice. Get a little bit better every day.

Connect to a higher purpose. Ask yourself how you are helping other people.

Cultivate hope. Remove your inaccurate, limiting beliefs.

Surround yourself with gritty people. Create positive peer pressure.

[Kayla Neal] Duckworth,2013




Fix & Growth mindset


A mindset is your attitude about yourself and your most basic qualities, such as your personality, intelligence, or talents.

Fixed Mindset-If you have a fixed mindset, you are likely to believe that your characteristics and abilities—either positive or negative—are not going to change through any effort or any adjustments to your behavior.

Example: There’s No Point in Trying if I’m Going to Fail

Growth Mindset: Having a growth mindset means that you are willing to try new approaches and that you believe that you can change.

Examples: I see failures as opportunities to learn, to reassess, and to do better next time




[Kayla Neal]

Barefoot & Gardner, 2019



GRIT and the Greater Good: A Conversation with Angela Duckworth


In this Magazine Sarah McKibben interviewed with University of Pennsylvania professor Angela Duckworth.

What does a grit-informed school look like?

“It would look like teachers being demanding, yet supportive, like the greatest teachers always are. I immediately remembered my English teacher Mr. Carr. He was just about the hardest teacher I ever had, but he loved and cared so much for us. He was that combination. And I think that’s what a gritty school and a gritty classroom looks like. It’s really demanding. It asks for things that you don’t think you can do, but then you have this person who has so much unconditional support, that you surprise yourself with what you can accomplish” (Duckworth).

[Kayla Neal]

(McKibben, 2018)




GRit and student Success

A recent study made by the Academy of Finland was conducted to determine how much grit influenced academic achievement.

With the help of 2,000 students from 6th to 9th grade researchers found that grit was one of the most significant indicators of academic success and that perseverance had a stronger influence on goal commitment compared to interest and passion in a topic.



[Ximena Gaspar]




Personal Experience


2 months ago I started working out again after almost 6 months of not doing anything. My trainer told me I had to lose weight and for me to accomplish this I had to run 1 mile every day. At the beginning I struggled and got tired very easily. Now I can run more than 1 mile without stopping.

Ximena Gaspar



How grit and and growth midset have impact my education


During my sophmore year I moved from Mexico to Houston, I had to start in a new school and in a new environment completely different to what I was used to. At the beginning I was doing bad in my classes because my english was not good enough and I realized I had to do something about it. So I began to study every day, watch videos and got help from tutors. At the end of the year I did really good in my classes and improved my english.

Ximena Gaspar



Personal experience


Early last year I decided that I was tired of feeling insecure about my body and decided to do something about it. It was extremely difficult to get into the habits of eating healthy and working out, and a lot of times I felt like giving up. I continued to push through with the idea that one day I will have my dream body in the back of my mind. Now I am 40 pounds lighter and continuing to push towards my final goal.

Allie Evans




Why grit is more important than iq when you’re trying to become successful

According to Forbes magazine, being resilient and hardworking is more important for being successful compared to being smart or achieving high scores on tests. Standardized testing or tests like the SAT and ACT do not quiz people on how much perseverance and diligent workers. Forbes quoted Duckworth saying, “It was a combination of perseverance and passion that made high achievers special.” (Forbes, 2017)




(Allie Evans) (Quast, 2017)



How Grit and fixed mindset impacted my education.


During my junior year of high school, I signed up to take forensic science. I had a difficult time focusing on class or trying to do well on my schoolwork because I realized I wasn’t as interested as I thought I would be in the class. Once I saw how poor I was doing and how low my grades were, I knew something had to change. I began to study and try to participate more in the class even though I didn’t enjoy it and ended up getting a “B” for the semester.


Allie Evans



Personal experience


It took me a while to get my driver’s license because I was scared and nervous. Until one day I decided I must change that. I started to take driving classes and practice driving with my sister every day. Once I felt comfortable, I took my driving test and passed.

Claudia Puga



How girt and Growth mindset have an impact on my educational goals


Grit and Growth mindset will have  an impact on my educational goals because that will help determine my success in school. A growth mindset would help me not to give up on my major. That I can learn and practice to achieve my goals.


Claudia Puga



The Impact of Grit on Positive Leadership Capacity Article


There was a study that indicate the relationship between leader’s grit and their leadership strategies. They did a survey with 100 leaders with an 18 questions self-assessment. In showed that grit and positive leadership went along with each other well. They talked about how their perseverance was stronger than passion. This study can help future leaders on how to improve the growth of grit and positive leadership.


[Claudia Puga] (Schimschal, 2019)





Grit is perseverance and passion that keeps you going despite obstacles.

Grit is both a trait and a skill. It can be learned and practiced over time. In the PowerPoint we talked about five ways to grow grit.

Growth mindset believes that they can learn anything if they put in the work. Meanwhile fixed mindset think that they cannot increase their skills and knowledge in a particular area.


{Claudia Puga]





Duckworth, A. (2013, April). Grit: The power of passion and perseverance. Retrieved November 16, 2020, from https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance?utm_campaign=tedspread

Gardner, J. N., & BareFoot, B. O. (2019). Chapter 2: Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence. Retrieved November 16, 2020, from https://www.macmillanhighered.com/launchpad/gardnerunderstanding3ecustomhcc/14162871/Home#/ebook/

Kay Vandette Earth.com staff writer. (2019, April 12). Grit really does lead to academic success, study shows • Earth.com. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://www.earth.com/news/grit-academic-success/

McKibben, S. (2018, October 01). GRIT and the Greater Good: A Conversation with Angela Duckworth. GRIT and the Greater Good: A Conversation with Angela Duckworth, Vol. 76(Issue 2), 40-64.

Quast, L. (2017, March 10). Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You’re Trying To Become Successful. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2017/03/06/why-grit-is-more-important-than-iq-when-youre-trying-to-become-successful/?sh=1689734e7e45

Schimschal, S. E. (2019). Gritty Leaders: The Impact of Grit on Positive Leadership Capacity. Gritty Leaders: The Impact of Grit on Positive Leadership Capacity., Vol. 122(Issue 4), 1449-1470. doi:10.1177/0033294118785547

Kayla Neal


.MsftOfcThm_Accent1_Fill { fill:#C34D53; } .MsftOfcThm_Accent1_Stroke { stroke:#C34D53; }

.MsftOfcThm_Accent1_Fill { fill:#C34D53; } .MsftOfcThm_Accent1_Stroke { stroke:#C34D53; }