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NECGT Building Resiliency

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No one emerges at the top. In reality, the most successful individuals have a long list of failures that led to their accomplishments. Yet many gifted children expect to “get the right answer” on their first attempt and once faced with truly challenging situations, give up before trying. This keynote presentation suggests strategies and opportunities for supporting gifted youth as they engage in the struggles that lead to meaningful success in school and in life.

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NECGT Building Resiliency

  1. 1. Building Resiliency Angela Housand angelahousand.com @housanda
  2. 2. resilience 1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. 2. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. noun
  3. 3. “A child's greatest achievements are possible in play, achievements that tomorrow will become her basic level of real action.” Vygotsky
  4. 4. The Year of… GREAT EXPECTATIONS
  5. 5. 3rd
  6. 6. 95,000 college students surveyed
  7. 7. Over 1/2 reported Academics had been “very difficult to handle”
  8. 8. Overwhelmed Exhausted Extreme Anxiety 60.8% 82.6% 86%
  9. 9. Ascending Intellectual Demand Zone of Proximal Development
  10. 10. Stay in the Struggle
  11. 11. What is YOUR definition of success?
  12. 12. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. In which case, you fail by default. J.K. Rowling
  13. 13. PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FAILURE
  14. 14. The Year of… GREATER EXPECTATIONS
  15. 15. 4th
  16. 16. False praise can be as harmful as no praise!
  17. 17. Don’t you think if I were wrong, I’d KNOW it?
  18. 18. Lack of Honest Self-Appraisal Skills
  19. 19. MAINTAIN RIGOROUS STANDARDS
  20. 20. The Year of… EVEN GREATER EXPECTATIONS
  21. 21. 5th
  22. 22. I have not failed 1000 times… -Thomas Edison
  23. 23. I have not failed 1000 times… I have successfully discovered 1000 ways to NOT make a light bulb. -Thomas Edison
  24. 24. FAILURE isn’t a necessary evil. In FACT, it isn’t EVIL at all. It is a NECESSARY consequence of doing something NEW. - Ed Catmull
  25. 25. FAILEARLY FAILFAST
  26. 26. Fear of Failure Goal Achievement Opportunities
  27. 27. “Fear of Failure” Signs: • Worry what others will think • Attempt to lower expectations • Physical symptoms • Procrastination
  28. 28. Overcome adversity.
  29. 29. TEACH HEALTHY COPING
  30. 30. The Year of… A NEW HOPE
  31. 31. 6th
  32. 32. Risk Taking
  33. 33. Increased Sense of Control
  34. 34. ENCOURAGE RISK TAKING
  35. 35. Resilience
  36. 36. YOUR COMFORT ZONE
  37. 37. The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. -Michelangelo
  38. 38. Building Resiliency Angela Housand angelahousand.com @housanda

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