We can learn an enormous amount about how to make schools happier and healthier places for both children and adults by studying what psychological qualities the most committed teachers possess.
All Blog Posts With resilience Tag or Category
May 22, 2014
May 08, 2014
It is too easy to forget the pure joy happiness brings as it reveals the truth. After all, when we are truly happy doesn't everything feel more balanced, less extreme, and more like it truly is, without the shadows of darkness and worry? All things happen in a better way when we are happy.
April 13, 2014
We look for ways to develop perseverance and resilience in our students and ourselves. We work at feeling better, feeling different, not to get caught in the mire. Do we know enough about the dynamics of facing adversity and working our way through it?
February 20, 2014
Building resilience skills should begin early but does not stop after children leave their preschool years. As a society, we should focus on helping children become stronger academically, as equally as we do their social and emotional wellbeing.
February 18, 2014
Building strong children should not be a serendipitous by-product of our work with children. It must be as much our focus as teaching them information about their subjects of study.
January 26, 2014
How we bring ourselves to the challenges we face makes a difference in how we, and those who follow us, experience them.
November 17, 2013
We cannot develop resilience without encountering some adversity. How can we help our children develop the emotional skills necessary to meet adversity and grow beyond it with strength, confidence, courage, and tenacity, or grit?
September 10, 2013
Grit is being used to decsribe how students need to toughen up and face their failures, and as important as grit may be, reslience seems to be a much better trait to have in life.
August 12, 2013
Ask a teacher in a high-poverty school to name their challenges and near the top of the list will be disruptive kids and students not ready to learn.
June 30, 2013
Our current leadership challenge lies in our capacity to be resilient ourselves, and to develop resilient students and systems.