Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Blog Post # 7
The Center for Resilience is a program that teaches youth about mindfulness that can be used both in and out of the classroom. Doing this can also teach you to handle stressful situations that they may encounter in and out of the school. The Center for Resilience can also help the youth learn about social and emotional learning. According to the Center for Resilience website (2016), the mission for this center "seeks to empower people to empower themselves which fosters success in the classroom, community, and workplace".
One of the videos featured discussed how at the beginning of the year, a teacher had the students play a game in which the youth had to do the opposite of what the teacher said. For example, if she said, "stop", they had to move, if she said, "go", they had to stop, etc. At first, it was chaotic with the students struggling to focus on what they needed to do in relation to what the instructor was saying. However, by the end of it, the youth knew exactly what to do. I found this to be a great activity that helps youth learn about focusing on what they need to do in order to succeed regardless of what's being said.