• Discussion Board: Learned OptimismClick on the Discussion Board Link to the left and find the Learned Optimism discussion board. Answer the following questions:
    1. Consider a recent negative experience or an adverse event. Describe the event and how you responded to it.
    2. Did you choose to respond with optimism? Why or why not?
    3. If so, why did you choose optimism? If not, what have you learned in this unit and how would you respond differently next time?
    4. Remember, for full credit, you will answer the three (3) questions above. Then respond to at least 2 students’ posts with your thoughts on their post.
      This discussion board correlates to Outcome #2: Discuss learned optimism
  • AssignmentAssignment: Reflecting on GritFirst, please watch this 6:12 video:

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    1. Tell us your own definition of grit. What does it mean to you?
    2. Think about 1-2 things that spoke to you during the video. What were they?
    3. When you are at your best, and how do your strengths emerge in those situations?
    4. In your own words, describe the difference between passion and perseverance.
    5. Do you think passion is necessary to have a happy or successful career?
    6. What’s one or two things you can do right away to help your own personal grit?
    7. This assignment correlates with Outcome #3: Explain the power of personal grit