Resilience, Grit and Persistence

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
1:00-4:00 PM 
First Literacy

160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116 (across from the Boston Common)

Workshop Description:
This workshop will review current research on persistence, retention, and student success, and explore issues of self-agency and motivation, and the obstacles that prevent students from succeeding. Practical classroom tips and approaches will assist educators in leading students towards success.   

Workshop Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:

  • define persistence, resilience and grit, 
  • identify six drivers of persistence,
  • describe ways to encourage persistence in adult learners,
  • articulate the challenges and benefits of online learning,
  • develop skills and scripts for challenging adult learners' negative self-assumptions, and
  • articulate ways to manage adult learners' resistence.

Emile "Mike" Boutin, Jr, EdD, is the Asstistant Dean of Faculty and Student Success in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Science at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, a graduate school of heathcare. Mike's work is in student and faculty success, where he provides support in study skills, time management, team work, and soft skills development. Mike is also a certified Executive Coach. He is a frequent workshop presenter and speaker.  

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL Programs.

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