Resiliency is a combination of skills and positive attributes that we gain from life experiences and relationships. Resiliency allows us to constructively cope with and recover from negative or stressful experiences, setbacks, challenges and adversities.
At present, we live in a technologically interconnected world of increasing dynamism, making it of even greater importance that young people develop the skills and attributes to “bounce back” and persevere when things become complex and challenging.
As educators, we understand the necessity to cultivate resiliency within each of our students, and we rigorously explore relevant teaching and learning experiences which serve to facilitate this.
One recent and invigorating idea for supporting students’ resiliency in terms of academic success and achievement comes from Professor Carol Dweck’s theory, the “Growth Mindset”.
We invite you to take a few minutes to listen to Dweck’s talk on the “Growth Mindset” by visiting, http://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve?language=en and then testing your mindset at http://mindsetonline.com