Building Resilience In Primary Students

The ability to plan, problem solve, and regulate behaviour are key to student success in the school environment.  When students struggle in these areas it is often frustrating for teachers to plan, meet curricular goals, and structure their classrooms for more creative, innovative, and independent learning.  This session will explore strategies that aim to develop student's abilities to adapt to adversity and thrive.  A combination of creative problem solving activities, building supportive relationships, and getting in touch with nature will be discussed as ways to enhance our daily classroom practice to build greater resilience in our students.

Target Audience
Primary (e.g. K-3)

Language of Instruction

Sponsoring PSA
BC Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA)



Joanna Larson

Joanna Larson, M.Ed. is a primary teacher from Prince Rupert. She has been teaching for the past 24 years. Over the past few years she has worked on various inquiry projects on developing resilience in children.

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