Growth and Resilience for Students

“Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.”- Angela Duckworth

We’ve heard so much about resilience recently but what is it and why do we need it? Let’s take a look at what resilience looks like and how it benefits us!

Elementary Lesson

“The flower that did not give up.”

Instructions: Watch the animated inspirational video about resilience and answer the following questions.

  1. Describe the troubles the flower was having.

  2. Write a short paragraph about a time when you felt you could relate to the flower’s struggles.

  3. How do you think this video depicts resilience?

  4. Talk to an adult you trust about 2 things you would like to try to become more resilient when you are down or struggling.

  5. Make a list of times when you displayed resilience (never giving up) and put it up somewhere in your home where you can see it every day!

Secondary Lesson

“Supporting Resilience.”

Instructions: Take a look at this short film and complete the following activities/questions.

  1. Find a friend you trust and talk with them about a time when you were struggling and someone came to help you.

  2. How did the “people” in the video help to tear down the student's resilience?

  3. Can you relate to any of these stories in any way? If so, write a short paragraph about how and share it with a trusted adult.

  4. Write down two things that inspired you, identify why, and put it up somewhere you can see it every day!