Let's Talk Resilience: it moves quickly

Why is it best to get up quickly?


Have you ever hear of momentum? Of course, you have! Every adult can draw the line between momentum and achieving goals. It is HARD to START working on a goal. But once you start it is EASIER to KEEP going without having to START AGAIN.


Most kids are yet to learn that lesson! Being a great parent and educator is pointing out some lessons that we've learned to our kids and students. This lesson is an important one: if you want to be resilient, get up quickly.


- Yolanda Newton, author of I'm Resilient







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TODAY's bonus assignment: Grab something that will roll and that heavy (according to your student's strength)... a bowling ball (yes, some folks own them), a tire, or even a sibling in a wagon. Find a flat surface with lots of room. Go outside if you need it. Tell your student to push the item. Then tell them to follow behind it and continue to push it slowly. Tell them to stop the item completely, and then ask them to start it moving again after it completely stopped. Next, redo the experiment, except ask them only to slow down the item instead of stopping it completely, then speed it up again. Ask them which took more energy--starting the thing to roll, or keeping it rolling. Discuss why it might take more power to "start again" versus just speeding up a slowed-down item. Draw a comparison with failing and stopping completely for a long time period, and failing and restarting quickly.


Need more ideas on how to teach resilience? Check out the I'm Resilient interactive journal @ http://imjournalseries.com/


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