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Online Course: The Research Behind Motivation, Performance & Well-Being
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When: Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3
All sessions will run 3-5pm Eastern / 12-2pm Pacific
Where: Online Course, Zoom Platform
United States

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Includes all 3 sessions: $175

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 This event is for educators at all levels.


Event Description

Embodying grit and resilience can profoundly affect how students live purposeful academic and personal lives. The characteristics of grit and resilience are universal human traits, and in recent years they have received much attention in the popular and scientific communities. In this three-part webinar, Jon Rosenshine, Associate Head of School, and Danielle Scorrano, Research Associate and Middle School Teacher at The Windward School, will discuss these relevant bodies of research that support the roles of grit and resilience and explain how specific non-cognitive traits presented in the research can be integrated to support the academic and personal flourishing of students. Educators will learn how to foster academic and personal strengths including intrinsic motivation, positive behaviors, emotional wellbeing, self-control, and executive functioning. The presenters will also discuss some of the controversies currently surrounding these important topics. Webinar attendees will gain a research-based framework as well as practical strategies for increasing grit and resilience in all areas of student life.



Webinar Agenda

Session 1: Framework, Definitions, and Mindsets
1- A Framework for Self-Determination Theory
2- Definitions of Grit and Resilience (i.e., They are not the same!)
3- Mindsets for Grit and Resilience
  - A Harder Look at Growth Mindset
  - A Deep Dive on Positivity

Session 2: From the Mind to the Brain…and the Heart.
1- The Connections between Executive Functioning and Grit and Resilience
2- Self-control: More about Habit than Inhibition
3- Exercising, Not Excising, Stress
4- The Keystone of Relationships
*Collaborative activities, case studies, questions, and individual reflections from participants will be embedded in this session.

Session 3: Operationalizing Grit and Resilience
1- The Importance of Purpose
2- Beyond the 10,000 hours: Research and Application of Deliberate Practice
3- Feedback for Grit and Resilience
*Collaborative activities, case studies, questions, and individual reflections from participants will be embedded in this session.


About the Presenters

Jon Rosenshine is the Associate Head of School of The Windward School. He has been an educator for over 25 years as a middle and high school English teacher and as a school administrator. After working at schools in New York City and Westchester, he came to The Windward School in 2013. Mr. Rosenshine’s research interests include ethical leadership and character education, especially issues of motivation, grit, and resilience. He enjoys sharing his interests by presenting workshops at local and national conferences, and he is currently working towards finishing a doctorate through the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. In his dissertation, he is researching the independent reading habits and perspectives of middle and high school students as they engage with books either digitally or traditionally.




Danielle Scorrano is the Research Coordinator at The Windward School and a middle school teacher. In her role as research coordinator, her responsibilities include reviewing, analyzing, and communicating research that support the School’s program, presenting to faculty and at conferences, and establishing connections in the broader education community. Her specific interests in research include, reading and language development, executive functioning, grit, and resilience. Additionally, Ms. Scorrano has taught language arts, math, and social studies at The Windward School and is currently an 8th grade teacher at the Manhattan campus. Prior to working at Windward, Ms. Scorrano worked in schools in Baltimore County, MD and taught social studies at a charter school in the Bronx. Currently, Ms. Scorrano is a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University in the Entrepreneurial Leadership specialization.




Online Course Format

CSEE online courses are done on Zoom, and include a mix of presentation and group discussion. Participants with computer cameras can share their faces if they wish to enhance the personal experience. A few days out from the event, CSEE will send the link to log into the meeting.


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