Building Resilience

Emerging from difficulty stronger than ever is an invaluable skill that even we as adults struggle with. At Thrive, we support student growth by allowing opportunities to give and receive feedback on their work using a peer critique model.  We teach students to provide kind, helpful, and specific feedback for one another, and we encourage the grace required to receive such feedback.  This process creates opportunities for learning through struggle, revision, critique, and sometimes failure. Students gain resilience and create stronger work products while taking risks and being willing to make mistakes. Building a fail-forward culture of risk takers, innovators and critical thinkers isn’t always easy, but making work public and celebrating learning is part of the Thrive way. When the struggle is real, and when parents, students, and community members can see student creations and celebrate them, the hard work pays off!

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