Our students are troubled. Before the pandemic, 1 in 5 children suffered from a
mental health disorder. Today, that statistic has increased to 1 in 3 children. As
educators, what can we do? In this master class, Dr. Michele Borba explains why
teaching students resilience can help combat the growing mental health crisis and
academic decline, and she details how you can help all your students develop the
seven most highly correlated character strengths of resilient children.
Introduction | Resilient Cultures | Confidence | Empathy
Self-Control: Focusing | Self-Control: Stress Management | Integrity
Curiosity | Perseverance | Optimism | Self-Advocacy | Multiplier Effect
Next Step for Schools | Confidence Builders
Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author and parenting child expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s character, resilience and reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has spoken in 19 countries and five continents, and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations. Dr. Borba is a former classroom and special education teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, including work in a private practice with children with learning and emotional disabilities.