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Paul McGee: “Resilience in the Classroom begins with Resilience in the Classroom”

(Featured resource)Paul McGee’s keynote presentation at the HeadStart Wolverhampton Conference, October 3rd, 2017, explored how ideas from SUMO (Stop, Understand, Move On) can be used by teachers and professionals to support themselves and the young people they work with.

Change Your T-Shirt

‘Change Your T-Shirt’ is one of the resilience strategies in SUMO (Stop Understand Move On), a set of strategies created and expertly shared by Paul McGee. The concept of ‘Change Your T-Shirt’ is that we sometimes need to change our own image of ourselves, and in so doing, we can sometimes change the way other people see us too, and the ways they respond to us.

This animation was created by student animators from the University Of Wolverhampton, with music from Stone’s Throw Media.

Hippo Time is OK

‘Hippo Time is OK’ is one of the resilience strategies in SUMO (Stop Understand Move On), a set of strategies created and expertly shared by Paul McGee. The concept of ‘Hippo Time is OK’ is that it is OK sometimes to ‘wallow’ about things that are going wrong in our lives … as long as it’s not for too long!

This animation was created by student animators from the University Of Wolverhampton, with music from Stone’s Throw Media.

Remember the Beachball

‘Remember the Beachball’ is one of the resilience strategies in SUMO (Stop Understand Move On), a set of strategies created and expertly shared by Paul McGee. The concept of ‘Remember the Beachball’ is that we need to remember to see problems from another person’s perspective.

This fun animation to illustrate the theme was created by student animators from the University Of Wolverhampton, with music from Stone’s Throw Media.

Develop Fruity Thinking

‘Develop Fruity Thinking’ is one of the resilience strategies in SUMO (Stop Understand Move On), a set of strategies created and expertly shared by Paul McGee. The concept of ‘Develop Fruity Thinking’ is that developing how we think about our lives and out problems can improve how we deal with challenges.

This animation was created by student animators from the University Of Wolverhampton, with music from Stone’s Throw Media.

Help for the Kids the Education System Ignores – Victor Rios

Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack - especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see ‘at-risk’ students as ‘at-promise’ individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit.