New Thematic Educator Guide: Teaching About Resilience

By Kaitlyn Spotts | February 2 2023 | GeneralEducation & Professional LearningHealth, Fitness, and Wellness

In today’s society where children hear about climate change, school shootings, global pandemics, and more on a daily basis, resiliency has understandably become more of a challenge. However, scientists know the ability to face and overcome adversity is a learned trait. Educators play a crucial role in teaching children to manage emotions, develop healthy identities, and pursue individual goals.

The books in this text set focus on the following line of inquiry for elementary students: How do we persevere when we encounter barriers? What can celebrating our differences teach us about overcoming adversity? Teachers can choose one or any combination of books and strategies in the set for whole-class instruction, reading circles, or independent reading as they work to build a supportive classroom environment where children are empowered with the tools of resiliency.

Download the free guides for elementary school, middle school, and high school.

I Am Every Good Thing
978-0-525-51877-8
An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
$17.99 US
Sep 01, 2020
Hardcover
32 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books

I Talk Like a River
978-0-8234-4559-2
Winner of the Schneider Family Book AwardBoston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? What if they never came out the way you wanted them to?Sometimes it takes a change of perspective to get the words flowing.A New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year
$18.99 US
Sep 01, 2020
Hardcover
40 Pages
Neal Porter Books

My Mixed Emotions
Help Your Kids Handle Their Feelings
DK
978-1-4654-7332-5
This thoughtful, engaging book is packed with helpful hints, tips, and techniques for helping children learn to recognize and express their emotions.
$17.99 US
Oct 02, 2018
Hardcover
80 Pages
DK Children

Stormy
A Story About Finding a Forever Home
978-1-5247-7176-8
From the creator of the New York Times best-illustrated children's book award winner The Only Child, comes a gorgeous and moving wordless picture book that's perfect for dog lovers.
$18.99 US
Sep 17, 2019
Hardcover
40 Pages
Schwartz & Wade