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Building Resiliency


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Attaining success requires resiliency in order to overcome challenges along the way. Yet many advanced learners expect to “get the right answer” on their first attempt and once faced with truly challenging situations, give up before trying. This session provides parents with strategies to support high potential youth as they engage in the struggles that lead to meaningful SUCCESS.

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Building Resiliency

  1. 1. Building Resiliency
  2. 2. &
  3. 3. The Year of… GREAT EXPECTATIONS
  4. 4. 3rd
  5. 5. lthough there are many possible explanations for why one could fail, effort and ability are the most likely causes that students report. – Good & Brophy A
  6. 6. Teacher Rating of Students Student Self-Rating R2 = .52 Quality of Work Ability R2 = .11 Quality of Work Effort (Siegle & McCoach) R2 = .66 Quality of Work Ability R2 = .63 Quality of Work Effort
  7. 7. Ascending Intellectual Demand
  8. 8. Mihaly' Csikszentmihalyi
  9. 9. Apathy Flow'Channel
  10. 10. Stay in the Struggle
  11. 11. Find the good in a bad situation…
  12. 12. Learn contingency planning…
  13. 13. Take responsibility for their actions…
  14. 14. Learn perseverance…
  15. 15. Overcome adversity.
  16. 16. I have not failed 1000 times… -Thomas Edison
  17. 17. I have not failed 1000 times… I have successfully discovered 1000 ways to NOT make a light bulb. -Thomas Edison
  18. 18. The Year of… GREATER EXPECTATIONS
  19. 19. 4th
  20. 20. False praise can be as harmful as no praise!
  21. 21. Don’t you think if I were wrong, I’d KNOW it?
  22. 22. Lack of Honest Self-Appraisal Skills
  23. 23. Diminishes Value of Authentic Praise
  24. 24. S TO W Helpful to achieving the objective Harmful to achieving the objective Internal Origin Attributes of the Individual Strengths Weaknesses External Origin Attributes of the Environment Opportunities Threats SWOT Analysis
  25. 25. Strengths What unique skills do I have? What do I do well? When do others ask for my help? What experiences have I had that will help me as I move forward? © Angela Housand, 2013
  26. 26. Weaknesses What areas do I need to improve? What do others view as my weakness or area for improvement? What is something I would like to change? © Angela Housand, 2013
  27. 27. Opportunities What opportunities are already available to me? What resources do I have available? How can I use my strengths to create opportunities for myself? Who do I know that can help me? © Angela Housand, 2013
  28. 28. Threats What could hinder my success? What are potential problems I could encounter? What are the challenges I face? What are the restrictions in my life (time, money, vehicle, access to computer or the Internet, etc.)? © Angela Housand, 2013
  29. 29. What is YOUR definition of success?
  31. 31. 5th
  32. 32. Critical Internal Voice
  33. 33. Fear of Failure Goal Achievement Opportunities
  34. 34. “Fear of Failure” Signs: • Worry about what others will think • Worry that people will think they are not smart • Worry about disappointing people
  35. 35. “Fear of Failure” Signs: • Attempt to lower expectations • Physical symptoms as deadline approaches • Procrastination
  36. 36. Influence !On a clean sheet of paper, list the past five years vertically (2014, 2013, 2012…). !Next to each year, list the most important event that occurred in your life during that year. !Estimate the percentage of control or influence you had over each event.
  37. 37. Significant Influence !When you reflect on your experience, do you find that you had more control than you thought? !Young people may feel that external forces control their lives. !Modify the exercise: !Last five months !Last five weeks
  38. 38. Motivation (Malone & Lepper, 1987) Self-Determination (Deci & Ryan, 1980; 2000) Flow (Csikszentmihalyi, 1975) Curiosity Goal Pursuit Clear Goal Control Autonomy Adjust Performance Based on Feedback Optimal Challenge Competence Balance Challenge & Skill Level Fantasy Achievement Enjoyment Interpersonal (Cooperation, Competition, & Recognition) Relatedness Transcend Self
  39. 39. RELATEDNESS... Feeling connected to others and having a sense of belonging to a community.
  40. 40. COMPETENCE… Ability to demonstrate one’s capacity for success when faced with a challenge or opportunity.
  41. 41. COMPETENCE… Feelings of competence shape a person’s willingness to actively engage and persist in different behaviors. (Bandura 1986, 1997)
  42. 42. Self-efficacy influences: " What activities we select " How much effort we put forth " How persistent we are in the face of difficulties " The difficulty of the goals we set
  43. 43. Increasing Self-efficacy " Past performance " Vicarious experiences (observing others perform) " Verbal persuasion  " Physiological cues
  44. 44. Autonomy The more autonomous (self- determined) a person believes their behavior to be the greater the personal satisfaction and enjoyment from engaging in that behavior.
  45. 45. Self-Determined Learners • Achieve highly • Learn conceptually • Stay in school (Reeve, 2002)
  46. 46. The Year of… A NEW HOPE
  47. 47. 6th
  48. 48. Risk Taking
  49. 49. Increased Confidence
  50. 50. Increased Sense of Control
  51. 51. Decision-Making Practice
  52. 52. Skills to Manage Anxiety & Overcome Fears
  53. 53. 5 Categories of Risk Intellectual Social Emotional Physical Spiritual
  54. 54. Systematic Risk-Taking • Understand benefits of risk-taking • Self-Assess for risk categories • Identify personal needs • Determine risk to take • Take the risk • Process the risk experience (Neihart, 1999)
  55. 55. Autonomy The freedom to choose…
  56. 56. Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way. J.K. Rowling
  57. 57. Thank You !!!