Steps professors can take to teach students resilience: Opinion

Resilience is a skill integral to students’ success in the world beyond the university, writes Brian LaDuca for Inside Higher Ed, but teaching this skill in the classroom can be challenging. LaDuca provides ideas on how professors can integrate teaching resiliency into their courses. First, professors need to let students know that this is a difficult skill to learn and that “it takes guts to sit down and do this work.” LaDuca also writes that resilience requires vulnerability, and can best be taught in cohorts where students have already established trust amongst each other. The author recommends giving students a vehicle through which they can explore resilience, and encourages professors to listen to and learn from students when teaching resilience, as it is a collaborative project. Inside Higher Ed (Account Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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