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September 2013 | Volume 71 | Number 1
Resilience and Learning
Jeffrey Benson and Rachel A. Poliner
Well-done advisory programs foster students' strengths and support organizational resilience.
We've heard it in urban and suburban schools alike. When designing advisory programs, considering resilience as an organizing theme makes sense.
Many urban educators and school leaders we work with have students who must persevere in the face of underresourced schools, schooling practices that focus on student deficits, and poverty-related obstacles to learning. Many of their students are managing trauma without sufficient support systems, self-management skills, or learned optimism (Seligman, 1991).
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