Five Ways Teachers Increase Their Own Resiliency
Resilient teachers discover their own power to find meaning, solve complex problems, and make meaningful connections. Meenoo Rami
- They find mentors;
- They plug into relevant networks;
- They find intellectual challenges in their work;
- They align their values to their practice; and
- They find ways to empower their students.
That last point, resilient teachers find ways to empower their students really connects to our work, the products we create for teachers. Rami stated, “Resilient teachers strive to leave their students more curious and courageous. They find ways to leverage their students’ interests, inquiries and investments and make relevant connections to the work being done in the classroom.” As we create units, read-alouds and read-alongs, and share specific strategies for discussion, character analysis, and conferencing, those are the things we focus on, helping teachers help students think critically, be curious and courageous, see connections, and engage in the work of learning.
Read more about teacher resiliency in Rami’s recent article, “How Today’s Teachers Develop Grit and Resiliency” or read her new book, Thrive. And, check out our products on Teachers Pay Teachers—Surviving to Thriving LjL.
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