Resiliency in Schools: Making It Happen for Students and Educators

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SAGE Publications, Apr 11, 1996 - Education - 135 pages
Motivate, energize, and increase mental suppleness in your students, your teachers, and yourself. Resiliency in your school can build learning and teaching capacities, help everyone become better able to cope with difficult situations, and make it easier for all to concentrate on the business of education. You'll learn what it means to be resilient, why resiliency is so important to a person's well-being, how to assess your starting point, where you need to improve, how to chart your progress, what you can do to make resiliency your (and your school's) way of life, and what skills and tools you'll need to ease the changes. Use the wellness-based model provided here to encourage empowerment and competency in your school. Learn how to help students and staff focus on positive, protective life factors to get them started on the way to personal growth and success.

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Contents

Foreword
6
How Schools Foster Resiliency in Students
17
Resilient Students Need Resilient Educators
34
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Mike M. Milstein is a partner in The Resiliency Group, Ltd., and Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership at the University of New Mexico. His professional career also includes being Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Buffalo and a classroom teacher. His teaching, research, and writing interests are in the areas of resiliency and organizational change and development. He has been actively engaged in school and community resiliency development efforts in such places as Nelson, New Zealand, Ashland, Oregon; Battle Creek, Michigan; and Shelby County, Tennessee. The resiliency initiatives he has facilitated include classroom instruction and curriculum improvement efforts, school wide activities that enhance the resiliency of educators, and school-community partnerships that support resiliency development for both children and adults. He has written 11 books, including coauthoring Resiliency in Schools (2002; 1996).

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