Resilience and Grit
Research underscores the importance of bouncing back from adversity and persevering through challenges. But are these teachable skills? Find and share resources to answer that question here.
- Some simple strategies can help students reframe challenges as opportunities for growth.
- Creativity is a resource for coping with stress—and it can be as simple as just asking questions to enhance our sense of wonder.
- Taking stock of past successes and challenges can boost your resilience for the upcoming school year.
- Find information about growth mindset, discover how learning mindsets can affect student performance, and explore strategies that support student confidence.
- "Warm demander" teachers expect great things from their students, convince them of their own brilliance, and help them reach their potential in a disciplined, structured environment.
- Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate? You can, but not how you might think. When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, including National Spelling Bee participants, rookie teachers in tough neighborhoods, and West Point cadets, she found: One characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success. And it wasn't social intelligence. It wasn't good looks, physical health, and it wasn't IQ. It was grit.
- Five videos and a set of resources for celebrating Character Day on September 26.
- Resources related to building the skills young people need to confront adversity, cope with challenges, and persevere to attain goals.
- Guidance for supporting students who have experienced trauma or grief and for coping with violence and disasters.
- The fictional headmaster of Hogwarts possesses wisdom that all teachers can draw on.
- Avoid burnout through positive self-talk and self-reflection, managing your workload, embracing the little joys of teaching, becoming more resilient, and temporarily setting your problems aside.
- For these arts students—for all students—learning comes from taking risks, making mistakes, and applying feedback.
- It’s important to tackle these four myths because the social and emotional health of the adults who work in schools matters.
- Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien, teachers and authors, discuss the value of making mistakes and helping students adopt the mindset to view their mistakes as healthy challenges rather than crushing defeats.