Posts by Center for Resilience

Can We Ski Mindfully?

Snow in March often comes with mixed reviews. Those who know me, know I love the snow; but I did hear a number of moans and groans about last Monday’s storm, particularly that we might forever be stuck in winter. We have a skiing family — well, two skiers and two boarders. My son and…

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5 Ways Mindfulness Can Support Your SEL Goals

Both mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) have been receiving significant attention in ed-related discussions recently. An increasing number of studies show that social and emotional intelligence is the foundation to academic achievement. So where does mindfulness fit into the picture, and how can it support SEL goals?   If you’re a teacher, you’ve…

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6 Games You Can Play Mindfully With Your Students

Between winter break, disruption of routines, midterms, state testing, and the weather not always cooperating to allow for recess, this time of year can challenge students’ readiness to learn (and sometimes your patience!). Next time your students (or you!) are feeling a little out of sorts, consider adding an element of play to help. Play is…

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5 Tips for a Mindful Holiday Season… and beyond

It’s no surprise that stress levels rise during the month of December.  As believers in the power of mindfulness, we posted weekly tips for #MindfulHolidays throughout the month of December on our social media pages.  While we all may need the extra reminder during the busy holiday season, these tips can also be helpful throughout…

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P.A.U.S.E. and take it all in…

We use P.A.U.S.E. as a teaching acronym in our curriculum with teens, which stands for Pause, Attend,Untangle, Settle, Engage. Not just for teens, this tool can be useful for us adults too, especially during this time of year when life can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. As an organization, we are taking this intentional Pause…

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Rose Quigley Molina — Part Three

“Be the reason someone smiles” By: Jennifer Jordan This is the final entry of a three-part series about Rose Quigley Molina, a lead social worker for Providence Public Schools and co-founder of Social Sparks, a social-emotional learning center in Lincoln, RI for children with social-emotional learning differences. Resilience has been at the core of Rose’s life…

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Gigi DiBello

We at Center For Resilience were honored to have Gigi DiBello, head of Sophia Academy in Providence, speak at our annual fundraiser in October of 2017. Gigi lives resilience in a truly authentic way in every facet of her life. The following story is an abbreviated version of her remarks last fall. My first connection to Center…

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What is EQ?

Picture a time when you were listening to someone rant about their hectic and stressful day… did your mind wander? Did the person you were talking to ask you about the blank stare on your face? It’s that same blank stare that you may recognize from a time when you’re sharing something important and the…

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Perspective-Taking

By: Vanessa Weiner and Sophie Sandweiss This is one of my favorite times in the cycle of our year-long curriculum. We are deep into the chapter on Social Awareness and Relationship Skills, which strengthens the community we strive to create, and gives context to the first half of the year spent developing self-awareness and a…

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