Increasing needs for discussing strategies to address student resiliency
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on September 2, 2016 - 5:09pm
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Friends, I read this great PBS article on student resilience - http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/student-resilience-time-low/. The authors state, "Coupled with an increase in diagnosable psychiatric disorders is a reported decline in average student resilience — the ability to manage and bounce back from the bumps of everyday life." We are seeing more students struggle on a daily basis.
While the article is discussing higher education issues, I believe we are seeing the same concerns in adult education. Students are dealing with increasing debt, higher levels of unemployment, and are still reeling with family outcomes from the recession.
What are you seeing in your classroom? How are you addressing the increasing student needs?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.