Failure Equals Success


To do well in school, and in life, students need more than book smarts. They need other key character traits, like grit, self-control, curiosity and optimism. But how do students learn these character traits? And can they – should they – be taught in school?

Guest: Paul Tough, New York Times Magazine contributing writer and author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America.

Read Tough’s NYT Magazine cover story, “What if the Secret to Success is Failure?” (9/14/2011)