Intersections: Giving Thanks 2019

November 28, 2019 by Bill Ivey

Last night on Twitter, Sara Truebridge (author of Resilience Begins with Beliefs: Building on Student Strengths for Success in School) hosted a #ResilienceChat focused on giving thanks. As always, her questions are well thought-out, and I want to share them here in case y’all would enjoy thinking through your own answers:

Filed Under: Gratitude, Intersections, Thanksgiving

Attitude of Gratitude

November 24, 2015 by Bill Ivey

Last night, I was able to to participate in a Twitter #resiliencechat on the topic of “Tapping resilience in the wake of current events around the world,” and I left the chat feeling profoundly grateful. That has to start with Sara Truebridge, who facilitated the chat, and Rob Martinez, her co-moderator. They are phenomenally inclusive - for one example, Sara sends out an endless series of tweets each Monday evening tagging individual people who’ve participated before and reminding them of the chat. They also help create an atmosphere where people can feel safe enough to be quite honest and where support is regularly offered. That doesn’t mean chat members receive uncritical acceptance; sometimes, a gentle challenge may be appropriate in order to lead to personal growth, and such moments are generally taken in that context.

Filed Under: Middle School, Education, Resilience, Gratitude