Category Archives: Resiliency in Learners

Building Brilliant Resilience in the Classroom

Every year new students come into our classroom. We often don’t know what they’ve been through or what they’ve experienced, but we are able to see how those experiences affect them. According to one source, nearly 45% of children under … Continue reading

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How to Foster Resilient Learners in the Classroom

On page 7 of the book Fostering Resilient Learners, the author mentions the responsibility of a teacher “to educate every single child who enters our schoolhouses”. That does not just mean that we provide them the educational resources to do … Continue reading

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The Importance of Fostering Resilience in Students

Nearly 40% of students in the US have been exposed to some sort of traumatic event. This is troubling because when children are exposed to complex or acute drama the brain shifts its operation from development to stress response, which … Continue reading

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Fostering Student Resilience: How to Deal with Trauma in the Classroom

As teachers, we take on many, MANY roles for our students. These roles include: Role Model Learning facilitator Mentor Coach Counselor And Many More! Because we take on some many different roles as teachers, our job goes beyond the content … Continue reading

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Resilience for Brilliance

Trauma, Tornadoes, and Teenagers The title of this section is a bit misleading. Not the trauma. Not tornadoes. No, the misleading part is the word teenagers. Though this blog is written with high school teachers in mind most of the … Continue reading

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When Home Dominates School

A student with a high ACEs score is going to have difficulty. That’s a fact. How we as teachers react to that difficulty is what has the potential to build resilience in a child. What can you do when a … Continue reading

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Bouncin’ Back

The “Problem Child” We’ve all heard teachers describe their “problem” children. These are often the students that act out in class, don’t follow instructions, and often show they don’t care about the class. It’s easy to blame the student for … Continue reading

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When life stands in your way

We all know there are days when the last possible place you want to be is in class. And there are days when you just can’t seem to engage with what’s going on around you.  Even as someone who enjoys … Continue reading

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Resilient They Stand: Fostering Resilient Learners

What does the word “resilient” mean to you? In what context would you use it day-to-day, if ever? In students, resilient means that these students overcome sometimes extreme adversity, often revolving around trauma in their lives. These students wake up … Continue reading

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Creating an Environment in Which Resiliency Can Thrive

As teachers, our students come from all walks of life. Though it’s a lot easier to pretend everyone learns the same way or experiences life in the same way, we cannot treat our students all the same and assume they … Continue reading

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