Skill 6: Taking on Challenges
Ellen Galinsky responded to questions and comments during an online event from November 7–11, 2011. Read the questions and her responses below!
In my book Mind in the Making I describe seven essential life skills that will help children reach their full potential. Skill 6—Taking on Challenges—describes how children who can take on challenges instead of avoiding or simply coping with them will do better in school and life. As teachers, how can we help children move from simply coping with stress to teaching them to take on challenges?