5. Become a Risk Resource

resiliencyUnder certain circumstances, risk builds many desirable traits and encourages character growth. Research extracurricular contests, scholarships, and STEM fairs in which students can participate and share a list with the class on a monthly basis. Encourage students to participate in as many events as possible. By engaging in these activities that allow students to compete with peers outside of their classroom, school, or region, students will recognize how great the world is beyond their comfort zone. They might lose some contests, or even win a few, but the healthy competition and possibility of rising from failure will help students build resiliency.

The best teachers are often remembered not only for their excellent lessons or kind teaching approach, but their strength. The best way to teach kids resiliency is to be a resilient adult who exhibits great strength under pressure.