Choices Teaching Kits
Teacher-approved stories, resources, and worksheets, courtesy of Choices, the health and social-emotional learning magazine for grades 7–12.
Featured Teaching Kits
Teacher-approved stories, resources, and worksheets for teaching perseverance and resilience in your classroom, courtesy of Choices, the health and social-emotional learning magazine for grades 7–12
In our status-obsessed culture, students often view failure as a major flaw, rather than an opportunity for learning. This feature teaches about the power of grit and perseverance.
This story of a high school football player who made a fatal hit during a routine game will teach students important lessons about facing hardship and developing resilience.
Though we can’t always prevent bad things from happening, this video will leave you equipped—teaching the basics about how to bounce back, no matter the situation you encounter.
Supplemental resources that link to external websites about perseverance and resilience
Terms and definitions that pertain to perseverance and resilience
persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
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