We Need More Gritty Resilience, Right?

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Back in March when school was abruptly moved from live classrooms to various online formats, I started seeing the word “resilient” popping up more and more in articles, posts, and social media.

As in schools and teachers will need “resilience”, and we will need to teach kids how to be “resilient”, in order to deal with the upheaval in their lives.

Although the term originated in science, to describe an object’s ability to return to it’s original shape after being bent or compressed, it has long being used in the social sciences to “describe an elusive quality of cities, nations, age cohorts, and individual psyches — in short, anything that can experience a trauma”.

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