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Teacher-approved stories, resources, and worksheets, courtesy of Choices, the health and social-emotional learning magazine for grades 7–12.

Teaching Perseverance and Resilience

Rebounding from a mistake can be tough. Here are a few resources to inspire students to face this obstacle head-on.

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

The League of Extraordinary Losers

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.

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Famous Fails Research Guide
Students research setbacks that celebrity encountered.
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Failure Reflection
Students reflect on how they could “fail up.”
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Why Him? Why Me?

 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.

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Critical-Thinking Questions
Students answer critical thinking questions about the article.
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Quiz
Students answer questions about the article.
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How to Deal: Bouncing Back

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.

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Students answer questions after watching the video.
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Dear Younger Me

We asked people with seriously cool jobs what they wish they had known when they were younger. Your students can use their advice to shift their habits and mindset heading into the new year.

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My Vision Board
Students create a poster with their goals.
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My Vision Board
Students create a poster with their goals.
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Dear Younger Me
Students write letters to their younger selves.
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Dear Younger Me
Students write letters to their younger selves.
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Glossary

Terms and definitions that pertain to perseverance and resilience

perseverance

[noun]

persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

resilience

[noun]

the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Explore Other Topics

Discover other free social-emotional learning topics and teaching resources from Choices magazine.

Stress and Anger Management for Students

Learning about what triggers anger can help students manage the emotion.

Stress and Anger Management for Students

Learning about what triggers anger can help students manage the emotion.

Anxiety and Depression in Teens

The number of teens with an anxiety disorder is steadily rising. Read the stories and coping strategies of real teens dealing with anxiety and depression.

Anxiety and Depression in Teens

The number of teens with an anxiety disorder is steadily rising. Read the stories and coping strategies of real teens dealing with anxiety and depression.

Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety

Equip your students with tools to surf the internet safely and to maintain a healthy relationship with their phones.

Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety

Equip your students with tools to surf the internet safely and to maintain a healthy relationship with their phones.

Civic Engagement and Media Literacy

The web is full of false information. These resources help students evaluate news sources and separate fact from fiction.

Civic Engagement and Media Literacy

The web is full of false information. These resources help students evaluate news sources and separate fact from fiction.

Teaching Anti-Bullying in the Classroom

Empower students to fight bullying in their schools and communities.

Teaching Anti-Bullying in the Classroom

Empower students to fight bullying in their schools and communities.

Healthy Relationships for Teens

Empower students to make healthy choices in their personal relationships, and provide support for teens who need help with dating and friendship issues.

Healthy Relationships for Teens

Empower students to make healthy choices in their personal relationships, and provide support for teens who need help with dating and friendship issues.

Goal-Setting for Students

Setting goals can help students establish and maintain healthy behaviors.

Goal-Setting for Students

Setting goals can help students establish and maintain healthy behaviors.

Decision-Making for Teens

For adolescents—and their developing brains—decision making comes down to more than just weighing the pros and cons.

Decision-Making for Teens

For adolescents—and their developing brains—decision making comes down to more than just weighing the pros and cons.

PHOTO CREDITS:

The League of Extraordinary Losers: (Michael Jordan); Samir Hussein/WireImage (Steven Spielberg); Ian West/PA Wire/AP Images (Lady Gaga); PG/Splash News/Newscom; (Beyonce); Luca Teuchmann/WireImage (J.K. Rowling) Why Him? Why Me?: ADRIENNE GRUNWALD; Dear Younger Me: