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Write a letter to the future - great activity for students - arrange an email to be sent to themselves and delivered at a future date

Write a letter to the future - great activity for students - arrange an email to be sent to themselves and delivered at a future date | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Write a letter to your future self and read the public (but anonymous) letters from others

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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What will you tell your future self?

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers - Edudemic

Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers - Edudemic | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Teaching kids goes beyond textbooks and classroom lessons. It has to include teaching them to open their minds and how to think for themselves.

This is how we will encourage them to reach their full potential.

One of the most important things we can teach kids is to believe in themselves. As adults we have an obligation to younger generations to help them gain confidence. We should also help them explore their ability to be creative.

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Teaching Students the ABCs of Resilience

Teaching Students the ABCs of Resilience | Positive futures | Scoop.it
From natural disasters to economic meltdowns, from wars abroad to tragic shootings close to home, this year brought to light the increasing complexity of the world in which we raise kids. Our natural

Via Christine Heine, AlGonzalezinfo
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Couldn't agree more, thanks Christine for a timely reminder. Keeping them  in cotton wool doesn't help them long term, but helping them to develop 'boucebackability' really will  pay off...

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Christine Heine's comment, January 15, 2013 6:13 AM
Many wish to remove adversity from children's lives. Knowing this is impossible, preparing students with a positive and resourceful internal dialogue is so important to their resilience. I like your imagery of walking between the raindrops. it captures the essence of the parent scramble to protect their children from adversity. I have certainly shuffled my way with my children through some rainy days, ended up soaked, and with a good laugh and some quality down time, they grew from the experiences.
Larry Glover's curator insight, January 21, 2013 4:18 PM

It's a good thing resilience is both innate... and can be cultivated!

jenscomar's curator insight, June 17, 2013 8:18 PM

ABCs of Resilience:  Adversity leads to beliefs leads to consequences.  Makes a lot of sense.  Meshes well with the concept of growth mind-set.  Will be good for stage three of our group learning next year. #GSIP