Tag Archives: Learned Optimism

Playing the “What if” Game…Again

Today’s post has a little different flavour than my previous ones.  This time the test subjects aren’t my students.  It’s me, and the critical part is the little voice inside my head playing a more adult version of Shel Silverstein’s … Continue reading


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Are you contributing to your student’s pessimistic outlook?

Pessimism, depression, optimism, resiliency.  Why is it that some children (and teenagers and adults) bounce back from hardships easily and others do not?  This is a question that I have been very curious about.  As a teacher, I need to … Continue reading

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