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Resilience and Grit

Resources for Nurturing Resilience

The ability to bounce back from adversity is associated with a variety of skills. Learn more about the resilience research and supports and strategies to address resilience in young people. 

January 5, 2016
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Resilience in a Nutshell

  • Is Resilience the Secret to Student Success: In this podcast, listen to experts discuss what resilience looks like and how it can be developed. After you listen to the podcast, consider reading "Why Resilience is Critical in a Learning Environment" to learn how one upper elementary educator incorporates conversations about resilience into her daily instruction. (ASCD's The Whole Child, 2013)
  • Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom: Hear from a high school teacher on factors that support resilience and the benefits of a resilient mindset. (Edutopia, 2014)
  • Reflections on Resilience: Post this infographic as a reminder about key points to know about resilience. (ASCD, 2013)

Research on Resilience

 

Classroom Activities That Foster Resilience

 

Strategies to Bolster Resilience at Home

  • 6 Steps to Build Kindness & Resilience in Children: Watch videos on how to use brain-based strategies to build kindness and resilience in children. These videos are also useful for teachers building relationships with and among students and dealing with discipline issues. (Dalai Lama Center, 2012)

 

  • Is Your Child Resilient?: Review answers to some of the most common questions from parents about resilience. (GreatKids, 2015)

 

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