Resiliency Slides by ert554898

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									AN
INTRODUCTION
TO RESILIENCY


Office of Youth
Development

Integrated Service Center




          October, 2009
Objectives

  > To introduce the topic of resiliency

  > To demonstrate the resiliency wheel and its positive
    effect on student achievement

  > To discuss the tenets of the resiliency wheel and its
    positive effect on students, schools and communities




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     If we think we are fragile and
broken, we will live a fragile, broken
life. If we believe we are strong and
  wise, we will live with enthusiasm
   and courage. The way we name
  ourselves colors the way we live.
Who we are is in our eyes. We must
be careful how we name ourselves.
                 -- Wayne Muller




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Resiliency – Key Points

  > Is not a program or curriculum, but a way of thinking, of
    being, of dealing with all students and each other

  > Is an innate, self-righting ability

  > Can be nurtured or dampened

  > Occurs every day in our lives, our classrooms, our schools,
    and our community




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Traditional Youth Services Vs.
Positive Youth Development


    >   Focus on problems        > Focus on positive
                                   outcomes
    >   Reactive
                                 > Proactive
    >   Targeted youth
                                 > All youth
    >   Youth as recipients
                                 > Youth as active
    >   Programs
                                   participants
    >   Professional providers
                                 > Community response
                                   (systemic change)
                                 > Community members




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Resiliency and the School Community
Where do we begin?


  > Protective factors exist within individuals and in many
    environments

  > Environments can be modified to increase protective
    factors

  > Environments can buffer existing risk factors

  > Fostering resiliency can bring about extraordinary
    change



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What Resiliency Building Accomplishes

  > Promotes desirable social conditions and relationships

  > Connects all of the school’s student services

  > Facilitates the sharing of information and advice

  > Addresses individual student needs

  > Accesses resources outside the school

  > Develops prevention programs




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   Something To Think About:

“If You Change The Way You Look

 At things, The Way Things Look

         Will Change”.



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Linking to Data

The goal is to begin with the

 most current data, consider

students’ strengths, and build

   cognitive strategies to

   improve instruction and

        achievement.



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           Opportunities    Prosocial
           for Meaningful   Bonding
           Participation




     High,                       Clear and
     Supported                   Consistent
     Expectations                Boundaries




           Caring &         Life
           Support          Skills




High Expectations - Critical for student success

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Resiliency Building Promotes
High Expectations:

   >   Develop interest in each student
   >   Provide opportunities and choices
   >   Provide more attention
   >   Question at higher cognitive levels
   >   Expect quality and quantity
   >   Provide honest and contingent feedback
   >   Praise frequently and when correct
   >   Criticize less when incorrect
   >   Prompt with cues
   >   Provide opportunities for achievement
   >   Initiate interaction
   >   Assign responsibilities
   >   Provide increased autonomy


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Schools Can Raise Expectations!

  > Model resiliency building techniques (praise, give
    feedback, provide attention to students when needed,
    develop interest in each student)

  > Change emphasis from few students to all students.




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School Can Support the Resiliency
Model by:

  > Provide Caring And Support
      Create welcoming environment
      Create mentoring programs for staff & students


  > Set and Communicate High Expectations
      Encourage higher achievement by students
      Foster a “can do” attitude at the school




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> Provide opportunities for meaningful participation
   Include students in site-base management teams
   Experiment with classroom-based decision making (class
    meetings as well as individual and group counseling,
    classroom presentations and advisory meetings)
   Help students believe that what they’re doing really
    matters

> Increase Prosocial Bonding
   Model preferred behaviors
   Encourage positive climate characterized by respect,
    trust, growth, cohesiveness, caring, support and
    challenge
   Promote shared values




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> Set Clear and Consistent Boundaries
    Define boundaries that promote cooperation, support and
     a sense of belonging to something bigger than oneself
    Provide clearly stated, regularly communicated and
     widely support expectations for academic and social
     behavior

> Life Skills
    Teach set skills for students future
    Emphasize cooperative learning approaches preferred
     behaviors




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Resilient Schools Have:

  >   A Vision of Success
  >   A Developed School Culture
  >   A Leadership Commitment
  >   Strong Academic Programs
  >   Research-Based Prevention Programs
  >   Continuum of Services
  >   Professional Development for Staff
  >   Home School-Community Relationships
  >   Leverage Funding and Resources
  >   Data Driven Decision Making




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School Effectiveness Research Shows:

  > Clear school-wide Mission and Instructional Leadership
    Goals
  > High Expectations
  > Safe and Orderly Environment
  > Student Time on Task
  > Coordinated Instructional Programs
  > Home-School Relations
  > Positive Teacher-Student Relationships
  > Quality Instructional Staff




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   More than any institution except the
       family, schools can provide the
  environment and conditions that foster
resiliency in today’s youth and tomorrow’s
                   adults.


   Nan Henderson and Mike Milstein


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