Month: December 2016

Language of Resilience II

In this follow up post to the Language of Resilience I, I continue to share words and phrases, the language of resilience, to help reinforce the concepts and ideas of resilience. These words and phrases of resilience are words that I have noted in conferences or through […]

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Language of Resilience I

In this post, I would like to introduce the beautiful language of resilience.  As I have studied resilience and attended various conferences, I have highlighted words and phrases, the language of resilience, that resonate with me. These simple words and phrases are a fun and […]

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Vicarious Resilience: Resilient Schools

Over the summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to attend a four-day resilience conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the Resilience Research Center. Halifax is beautiful and I loved it.  I was impressed with Canada and I would like to take my family back […]

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Dear Students

I mention in my About Kelly page that I love my students; and I do.  Yesterday, one of my high school freshmen students broke down in tears over her grades in another class.  As I spoke with her and listened to her speak, she broke […]

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Grit

Grit What is Grit? Grit, as opposed to resilience, tends to be more of an individual trait, the result of a powerful mindset. Though I use the words ‘grit’ and ‘resilience’ interchangeably, as synonyms, they are not the same.  My experience is most people know […]

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