Resilience Revolution: Discovering Strengths in Challenging Kids

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Resilience Revolution: Discovering Strengths in Challenging Kids.
by Larry Brendtro. 2006. Bloomington, ID: Solution Tree. 144 pages.

Course Description

This course explores the concept of resilience in young people and how educators can help students develop a variety of coping skills to persevere and succeed in school and life. It addresses how students in pain struggle and deal with adversity and how it is crucial for teaching effectiveness. This teacher professional development course examines trust building, student talents, instilling purpose and utilizing learning styles preferences to reach students. Educators will research the topic of resilience and write an application essay or lesson/unit plan for classroom applications and student counseling support

Course Objectives

1. Educators will explore the topic of resiliency in students and how or why some students are able keep moving through adversity and persevere regardless of difficult personal circumstances.

2. Teachers will examine how to build trust in students who have difficulty with personal trust issues. They will develop ways to identify and use the student strengths, gifts and talents of each student.

3. Educators will be presented with ways of instilling purpose in young people as well as self- empowerment regarding students with low self worth so they will behave in a positive manner.

4. Teachers will have the skills and knowledge to utilize the book information to improve their understanding and relationships with students to assist them with personal and educational success

Resilience Revolution: Discovering Strengths in Challenging Kids

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2 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the corresponding rubric for guidelines..

Chapters:

1. Kids in Pain
2. The Road to Resilience
3. Building Trust
4. Nurturing Talent
5. Promoting Power
6. Instilling Purpose
7. Learning-Style Indicator
8. Bibliography - Resources

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book, Resilience Revolution: Discovering Strengths in Challenging Kids. by Larry Brendtro to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Final Application essay or project activity (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Resilience Revolution: Discovering Strengths in Challenging Kids

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2 Credits

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