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Identifying Student Resiliency


Student resiliency played a key role in helping students handle the challenges of learning in a pandemic. Students of all ages overcame hurdles they had never encountered before and did their very best to persevere. However, just because children were resilient, does not mean that they did not struggle or fall behind with their learning. Many young learners will need support both academically and emotionally to regain those lost learning experiences and skills due to COVID-19.

Resiliency does not mean a lack of vulnerability. Nor does resiliency mean that students are always positive. In fact, student resiliency refers to a student’s ability to face a setback or a challenge and keep going.

Traits of a Resilient Student

  • Children who develop resilience are better able to face disappointment, learn from failure, cope with loss, and adapt to change. source
  • Academic resilience means students achieving good educational outcomes despite adversity. source
  • Resiliency helps students approach new situations, people or experiences with confidence and a positive mindset, which will make them more likely to succeed. source

Five Ways To Identify and Build Student Resiliency:

  1. Asking for Help. When children ask for help, it allows them to boost their confidence and open doors for success.
  2. Recognize Strengths. Rather than focusing on weaknesses, when students identify their strengths it boosts their self-confidence.
  3. Identify Lessons In the Setbacks. Learning from setbacks allows students to manage emotions more responsibly, be open to help, and be flexible. Every time students learn from a struggle, they are able to identify a solution!
  4. Set Future Goals. When children struggle, they tend to lower their expectations of what they can accomplish. Goal setting for kids helps them develop motivation and a sense of purpose.
  5. Tries Again After Failure. Everyone experiences failures and setbacks, but not everyone is willing to go back and try again.

Tough Times Require Resiliency

Many students had a challenging time during the pandemic, both academically and emotionally. Some will need time and support to regain skills or learn new strategies. In many cases, distance learning has made it hard for kids to get the same level of support they get during in-person learning. If your child experienced learning difficulties, with online learning and needs support for the upcoming school year, Oxford Learning Learning can help. Our personalized programs help students overcome challenges. Our professional tutors focus directly on personal development and personalized support to ensure each student receives the guidance and support they need to thrive academically.

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