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January SEL Theme: Persistence

January SEL Theme: Persistence
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January SEL Theme: 

Persistence  

Persistence is sticking with something even when it is challenging. 

Beginning Definition: Persistence is trying again and again even when it feels hard. 

Why Persistence ?  Research shows that those who regularly practice persistence are

  • More likely to recover from setbacks and be resilient 
  • Perform better under pressure and become better learners
  • Think outside of the box 

 

Bring the SEL Theme of the Month to life at home!

  • Praise your student(s) for hard work and persistence (ex: I can tell you are working really hard!)
  • When reading books or watching TV shows, discuss how they demonstrated persistence
  • Encourage students to challenge themselves and to not give up

Book List

  • The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt
  • The girl who thought in pictures: the story of  Dr.  Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca
  • Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
  • Stuck by Oliver Jeffers 

 

Have Questions? Please Contact Kelly Kershisnik

School Social Worker

Kelly.kershisnik@jeffco.k12.co.us

 

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