Title: Bouncing Back, Bouncing Forward: Cultivating a Resilience Mindset
Description: Students predictably experience setbacks, disappointments, failures, acute and chronic stress, occasionally disasters, that can de-rail their academic progress and personal well-being.
We can help students cope more effectively with life’s difficulties when they can frame those challenges as learning opportunities. When they perceive their difficulties through the lens of a resilience mindset – the growth mindset of Carol Dweck at Columbia University, the challenge mindset of Kelly McGonigal at Stanford University, the shift-and-persist mindset of Edith Chen at Northwestern University. A mindset applicable to the challenges of any life circumstances.
Resilience is now defined by Barbara Fredrickson, positive psychology researcher at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as “flexible use of personal and social resources”. In addition to teaching students specific study skills and specific coping strategies, we can help them strengthen their response flexibility in how they perceive and how they respond to mistakes and misfortunes.
How you respond to the issue…is the issue. – Frankie Perez
This keynote will present strategies and skills that help students (ourselves!) learn to be more flexible and adaptive when facing any level of challenge; they learn that they can learn.
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