I Don 't Get It Essay
“I don’t know what to do.”
“This is too hard.”
These are all common phrases students in classrooms all across America are saying. One way teachers can help combat this is by teaching resiliency skills. Resiliency skills are those that help students to overcome difficult situations and take responsibility for them (Phillips, 2001). When teachers teach resiliency skills in their classroom, students will perform higher in their academics (Dwyer, 2013). It is important for teachers to implement these skills into their lessons, because many students are not taught these skills at home. It is our job to give students these memorable experiences so they can learn how to overcome struggles they are sure to have in their lives.
The ten resiliency skills addressed in Turning Them Around are all great traits for students to learn to become successful in school and in their futures. I don’t think there is one that is particularly better than others; they are all individually important. After looking at all of them, they are each important in their own way to help students succeed. One way I could incorporate these into my classroom is by teaching one or two skills a month. If I really focused on these one at a time and used some of the activities presented in the book, along with relating stories from my own life and others they may know, the students could really make these skills a habit in their own lives. I think just spending one day teaching each would not be…