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Students Persevere through a Challenging Problem


To help students develop alternative strategies for appropriately handling challenging problems.


Students will have conferences with their teacher to reflect on and record strategies to build resilience skills and the mindsets to stick with a problem, fostering greater self-reliance.

Action Steps

Provide the student with the “Reflecting on Your Purpose for Learning” prompt listed in the addendum.

The student follows the protocol that asks them to read prompts and respond, creating the circumstances needed for the student to reflect.



Student Agency Improvement Community. (2016) Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

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