Well Being S'More

Ch. 1: Children's Well Being: What It Is/How to Achieve It

Detailed Directions:

Your Learning Activities this week will explore:

1. Resilience and Grit

2. Stress and Anxiety

Once you have completed the assignments, return to Talon, download the Well Being Reflection Document to complete, then submit it to the Well Being S'More Dropbox.

#1 ~ Resilience and Grit

Angela Lee Duckworth is one of the leading researchers on the topic of 'grit' and resilience. Watch her highly viewed TED talk as an introduction, then visit the NPR link. Here you will have the option to listen to and/or read the story from The Morning Edition and then listen to the 'All Things Considered' story, On the Syllabus: Lesson in Grit, which is linked on the page.

Part way down the page you will find links to a Grit Scale Quiz and a Mindset Quiz. Take both of these.

Keep in mind that you will be writing a reflective summary that incorporates Duckworth's ideas, the NPR stories, and these quizzes with what you read in Chapter 1 of your textbook.

#2 ~ Stress and Anxiety

Everyone, including young children, experiences stress and many experience anxiety related to situations they are facing. To better understand what can contribute to stress and think of ways to manage stress, complete TWO of the following online quizzes to determine your level of stress and anxiety. You will be asked to summarize what you learned on your quizzes and identify 3 lifestyle changes that you can realistically make to lower your stress and/or anxiety levels when you complete your reflection document.

Daily Stress http://www.psychologistworld.com/stress/stresstest.php

Anger Reaction and Management http://www.psychologistworld.com/stress/angertest.php

Stress and Anxiety http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/quizzes/take_quiz/8

Children's Well Being Reflection

When you have completed your chapter reading and these Well-Being S'More activities, prepare detailed reflections about the statements below and bring these reflections to class on Tuesday evening. Be thorough and thoughtful as you answer each question. I am looking at the quality of your content BUT I am also looking for complete sentences, correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage.

1. After reading the section of your textbook about resilience, watching Angela Duckworth’s TED Talk on Grit, and working through the NPR stories on the topic, share what you have learned. Be sure to include ideas from all 3 sources AND your thoughts about your Grit Scale and Mindset quiz results.

2. Identify which Stress-related quizzes you took and summarize your results for each one. Then, identify 3 lifestyle changes that you can realistically make to lower your stress and/or anxiety levels. Go on to reflect on what you read in the textbook about stress, children and the teaching profession and how teachers can help children and themselves manage stress effectively.

3. Read the purple box about Children and Cyber-Bullying on p. 28. Carefully read this information and write a strong and detailed paragraph that answers all 5 of the bulleted questions from ‘Think About This’.