Teach students about Resilience

What does Resilience mean and How can we be Resilient especially during a time like this?

Resilience, or the ability to bounce back from hard situations or roadblocks, is a word that comes up a lot of education. We all want our students to be able to overcome these challenges and face future challenges head-on with confidence. During this time of COVID-19 is a good time to help them develop these important skills that can help them in and out of the classroom.

RESILIENCE can be build by:

Identifying and having supportive relationships

Working and planning goals

learning great communication skills

Managing feelings (ZONES)

Using problem skills (big problem vs. small problem strategies)

Having a sense of Safety and Security

Having a sense of humor

Think about a wobbly egg toy falls to one side when knocked over and returns to standing position. Sometimes things happen in our lives that make us feel like we've been "knocked down." When we have resiliency skills, we are able to get back up after being "knocked down" and keep going.

Share with me a time you experienced something hard or felt "knocked down" and how were you able to "get back up?"

Check this cute video out around Resilience when we talk about "bouncing back"