Resiliency Toolkit

This toolkit was assembled by the Florida Department of Education to assist teachers in the development of more resilient and healthy students. Teachers utilizing the instructional resources included in this toolkit will empower Florida’s students as they develop resilience and character education skills to adapt to a variety of situations. These lessons can also assist with instruction in health education topics included in required instruction.


Resiliency Characteristics


Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

The use of a process to solve problems, critically think and promote confidence in students to manage challenges.


Inferring Informational Text – Bridges (Grade 5)
All “Tired” Up (Grade 6)
For Students by Students (Grades 6-7)
Evaluating Claims About Cancer (Grades 9-12)
Uncle Henry’s Dilemma (Grades 6-8)
The Towers of Hanoi (Grades 9-12)

 
Responsibility

Responsibility

The ability of students to be prepared, reliable and accountable for their decisions and actions.


Be Prepared Mini Journal (Grades K-5)
Be Prepared Mini Journal (Grades 6-8)
Be Prepared Mini Journal (Grades 9-12)

 
Celebrating Overcoming Adversity & Grit

Celebrating Overcoming Adversity & Grit

A student’s strength of character to persevere through any situation and work towards achieving their goals.


Goal Setting Mini Journal (Grades K-5)
Goal Setting Mini Journal (Grades 6-8)
Goal Setting Mini Journal (Grades 9-12)
Character Lab Expert Practice: Grit (Grades 6-12)

 
Mentorship & Volunteerism

Mentorship & Volunteerism

The opportunity for a student to give or receive guidance and direction.


Volunteer Florida
Hope Ambassadors
Florida Bright Futures
Volunteering for Kids (K-5)
Student Tutorial: Finding Civic Solutions (Grades 6-8)

 
Respect

Respect

To value yourself, others and their property, and to demonstrate proper considerations of people and ideas that are different.


Trust Mini Journal (Grades K-5)
Trust Mini Journal (Grades 6-8)
Trust Mini Journal (Grades 9-12)

 
 
Gratitude

Gratitude

The student’s feelings of thankfulness and appreciation for the kindness and generosity of others.


Character Lab Gratitude Journal (Grades 6-12)
Benefits of Gratitude (Grades 6-12)
Attitude of Gratitude (Grade 8)

 
Empathy

Empathy

When students are aware of and able to understand the feelings of others.


Empathy -Walk in My Shoes (Grades K-5)
Empathy - Wallet Lesson (Grades 6-8)
Empathy - Teapot Design Process (Grades 9-12)

 
 
Honesty

Honesty

A student’s ability to be truthful in both their words and their actions.


Honesty in ELA (Grades K-5)
Honesty is the Best Policy (Grades 6-8)
Champions of Character (Grades 9-12)