Like gratitude, resilience can be learned and we can take steps to develop it in ourselves and most importantly in our children.

As we continue through this year together and unpack our theme “It’s GROW Time,” we took the first quarter to focus on gratitude, the first letter in our GROW acronym. Teachers and staff have engaged with this topic in the “classrooms” and in other ways and I hope the weekly articles about gratitude have been helpful and encouraging.
 
This next quarter we move on to the topic of “resilience.” As with all four of the topics in our theme, this one relates very much to the pandemic and what we and our children have experienced over the last 18+ months.
 
To put it succinctly, being resilient is the ability to “bounce back” from problems and setbacks that come our way. The good news is that, like gratitude, resilience can be learned and we can take steps to develop it in ourselves and most importantly in our children.
 
Throughout this quarter we will focus in on resilience together and learn what it means to be able to “bounce back.”

Written by Karl Steinkamp

Karl Steinkamp is passionate about Dalat International School and training up young people. Karl was a student at Dalat and returned with a degree in education as a student teacher, high school principal, and now Head of School since 2006.
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