Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Increasing Student Resilience with a Time Capsule Project

As students know they can, and will, and must, know how to change, they become more resilient. That was underlined in an article in today's Dallas Morning News, page 1 of the Arts and Life Section.  The article was by Jan Hoffman, titled "Cultivating resilience," and was originally published in the New York Times.  See it at http://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-dallas-morning-news/20161011/282776356051915

The message is simple.

As students in the active Time Capsule Project schools read letters from their parents about their parental dreams for them, and then have written their own plans for the future, and then re-reading those plans the next year before writing new ones, annually modifying the old plans, they develop the ability to change.  They see the ability to change. They understand it is good.  They understand it is normal. The most critical component to resilience is reinforced.