Teaching is courageous work. Today's teachers face heavy workloads and growing emotional responsibilities as K-12 students and families face complicated hurdles and issues such as mental health issues, immigration, and natural disasters. This essay names resilience, grit, and perseverance as essential dispositions needed to tackle the daily hurdles and unexpected circumstances found in the classroom and pre-service teacher preparation. The author’s reflections lead to practical recommendations with the intention to nurture and cultivate resilience in teachers and school communities.
Hughes, M. C. (2019). Can Resilience Be Our Teacher Super-power?. International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal, 14(2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol14/iss2/3