Insights on Resilience and Learning
September 2013 issue of ASCD's Educational Leadership addresses what educators can do to help students persevere in the face of challenges.
In her "Perspectives" column, Editor-in-Chief Marge Scherer shares the stories of Maya and Malala, two women of different generations and cultures who embody what it means to be resilient. After reading the column, what do you think can be done to give students the strength, the effort, and the knowledge to persist in the face of difficulty and adversity?
Articles in the issue include
"Handle with Care: A Conversation with Maya Angelou" by Amy M. Azzam
How to bounce back from adversity and forward to joy.
"The Significance of Grit: A Conversation with Angela Lee Duckworth" by Deborah Perkins-Gough
A researcher finds that the best predictor for achievement is the quality called "grit."
"Havens of Resilience" by Nan Henderson
How can schools capitalize on their power to promote resilience?
"Reflections on Resilience" by Sara Truebridge and Bonnie Benard
A pictographic on how resilience takes root.
"Principal Connection: Good Failures" by Thomas R. Hoerr
Advice on preparing students for the real world.
"Respect, Resilience, and LGBT Students" by Robert A. McGarry
How to make schools less hostile and more supportive.
"Fostering Safe Learning Environments" by Jason P. Nance
It takes more than a metal detector to make a school safe.