The ATL skill of perseverance, defined as the ability to “demonstrate persistence and delay gratification” (IBO) can seem a bit abstract to students. The pearl as a metaphor for perseverance offers a tangible discussion point on the topic. Please download this visual and use it to help your students grapple with the concept and remember it.

Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.”

Chinese Proverb

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