Building Resiliency Skills

Building Resiliency Skills

Many of our students lack resilience and are unable to persevere when things get difficult or recover from setbacks. The fear of failure is often what impacts student performance beyond just raising their hand or taking tests and also affects how they perceive themselves, work with others, and problem solve obstacles. With the high percentage of students affected by trauma, or the increase of anxiety in the classroom, youth just aren't taking risks like they used to. 

This course will delve into what the research says about resilience and offer environmental and instructional strategies to increase risk taking and perseverance. 

Learn how to structure group activities that push students to collaborate, fail and recover, think out of the box, problem solve, reflect, and give and accept feedback. The structure of these activities align with CASEL core competency areas, can be easily applied to content related classes, and the skills transferred to various settings.

Come ready to move, play, and take home group activities that you can implement in your classroom tomorrow.

This workshop is formerly titled "Building Resilience in Schools".

Instructor Bios


Building Resiliency Skills

  • Sarah Sherman

    Sarah Sherman

    Sarah Sherman has been teaching students with emotional and behavioral challenges for 19 years in school districts around the country from California to New Mexico to New Hampshire in grades K-8. She taught in inner city schools with many students affected by childhood trauma and their families including abuse, addiction, incarceration and gang activity. She has a Masters in Special Education, is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, earned a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, and is currently enrolled in the Trauma Informed Practices and Policies graduate program. Sarah is also a certified Yoga Instructor who has been teaching a Trauma Sensitive Yoga class through Haven called Empower for 5 years and has led workshops for yoga teachers on the Seacoast on trauma sensitive practices.

09:00am - 03:30pm
GSC Manchester
Sarah Sherman
189.00 Tuition
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Cooperative Extension Discount
Guild Discount
Military Discount
REEO Discount