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



March 2014 | 224 pages | Corwin
`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.

Nan Henderson
Foreword
 
Preface
Who Is Responsible for Building Resilience in Students?

 
Using Resiliency Theory Is Good Educational Practice

 
Validating the Art of Teaching and Common Sense

 
Acknowledgments

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
2. Character Education and Building Resilience
Character Education Lost

 
What Is Character Education?

 
Working the Wheel

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
6. Violence Prevention and Building Resilience
Understanding Low-Level Violence

 
Working the Wheel

 
Summary

 
 
Conclusion
 
Resource A: Checklist for Assessing Students' Multiple Intelligences
 
Resource B: True Colors Word Sort
 
Resource C: Additional Resources
 
References
 
Index

 "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

"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!" 

Beverly Title, Co-founder
Teaching Peace

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Foreword by Nan Henderson, MSW

Preface


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Kate Thomsen

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... More About Author

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