Have you ever wondered why some students seem to be able to push through anything that life throws at them, while others shut down as soon as adversity sinks in? Have you ever thought that if you could teach students to “not give up” and to “get back up when knocked down” that you could better reach your learning targets and goals in the classroom? This course will focus on Grit, Resilience, Stress Reduction, Trauma, Learning from Failure and Mindfulness in the classroom. Educators will have the opportunity to implement research based strategies and co-construct knowledge with their peers through interactive discussions. Educators will develop a full understanding of what it means to be resilient and how we can integrate strategies at both the classroom and building levels. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.