Building Resilient Students: Integrating Resiliency Into What You Already Know and Do

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Juni 2002



`At a time when student testing is at an all-time high, Kate Thomsen reminds us that as educators we are in the human potential business. This user-friendly book provides an overview of key educational trends, so teachers can easily incorporate the best of what works' - Rob Bocchino, Co-founder, Heart of Change; Change of Heart Associates Author, Emotional Literacy
The author has written a practical, easy-to-read book full of activities, concrete applications, and real-life examples that teach resiliency and how it can be applied in creating resilient students.
Resiliency is the process of identifying strengths instead of deficits in students and then building on these strengths. Simply put, resiliency is the ability to triumph over adversities. This book analyzes current educational theories in education and how each one contributes to resiliency, enabling teachers to incorporate resiliency into what they already know and do.


Foreword - Nan Henderson
Who Is Responsible for Building Resilience in Students?
Using Resiliency Theory Is Good Educational Practice
Validating the Art of Teaching and Common Sense
About the Author
1. Resiliency: The Basics
Nan Henderson and the Resiliency Attitude
Enter Henderson and Milstein's Resiliency Wheel
Foundations of Resiliency
Overview of Benard's Model
Overview of the Wolins' Model
The Challenge Model as It Relates to Brief, Solution-Oriented Therapy
Overview of Asset Building
2. Character Education and Building Resilience
Character Education Lost
What Is Character Education?
Working the Wheel
3. Multiple Intelligences Theory and Building Resilience
Multiple Intelligences and Resiliency
Introduction to Multiple-Intelligences Theory
The Eight Intelligences
How an Intelligence Develops
Putting Multiple Intelligences to Use
How Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences Interrelate
Working the Wheel
4. Emotional Intelligence and Building Resilience
Emotion Is the Key
Emotional Intelligence Theory
The Physiology of Emotions
Putting Emotional Intelligence Theory Into Use
Working the Wheel
5. Service Learning and Building Resilience
Origins of the Concept of Service Learning
Confusion Surrounding Service Learning
Your Goals Drive Your Service Learning
Continuum of Service Learning
Service Learning and Building Resilience
Working the Wheel
6. Violence Prevention and Building Resilience
Understanding Low-Level Violence
Working the Wheel
Resource A: Checklist for Assessing Students' Multiple Intelligences
Resource B: True Colors Word Sort
Resource C: Additional Resources


Kate Thomsen is the Supervisor of Special Programs for Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Syracuse, New York. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at Syracuse Univer­sity's Graduate School of Education and Counseling. As part of her responsibilities, she supervises the programs of 40 coun­ selors in a school-based drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. She frequently offers workshops on resiliency and related topics. Kate is cofounder and cochair of a local coali­tion, Prevention Partners for Youth Development, which works to integrate youth development principles, especially resiliency and asset development, into all youth services in Onondaga County. A secondary English teacher with a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University and a CAS in Educational Administration from State University of New York at Oswego, she has spent her career working in both school and community agency settings. She draws on this experience to offer many ideas and examples for building resiliency in youth.


"Kate Thomsen's book is a must-read for every educator. She has synthesized the wisdom from educational megatrends of the past decades and shows us how to foster healthier, safer, and more resilient students by integrating these major learnings into what we already do. I love this book!"
EAN: 9780761945444
ISBN: 076194544X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2002
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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