The ESSENTIALS: Overcoming Obstacles & Stress – Developing the Growth Mindset (Curriculum)


The ESSENTIALS is a research-based character development and leadership enhancement program designed for educators working with Middle and High School-aged youth. The ten focus areas in The ESSENTIALS series represent critical competencies for developing character and culture skills needed for success in school, extra-curricular activities, work, and beyond.

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Overcoming Obstacles & Stress – Developing the Growth Mindset

This session will introduce the idea of learning to manage stress by developing a growth mindset. In athletics, school, work, and all aspects of life we experience countless challenges, setbacks, and failures. If we have the right mindset, we learn and grow from the challenges life presents; if we do not we are often plagued by stress, doubt and despair. The ability to grow and let go is essential. Participants will be introduced to the Grow-and-Let-Go Strategies and take an Optimal Performance Self-Assessment.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Competency Alignment : Self-Management

Six Pillar Alignment: Citizenship, Responsibility

Pricing per Site/School:

o Up to 250 students: $250 per module, per site
o 251 – 500 students: $500 per module, per site
o Over 500 students: $750 per module, per site

Additional discounts offered for District-wide (multi-site) pricing. Contact us for a proposal.

Digital Learning Special: Receive one FREE module with the purchase of one (or more) modules at regular price. Offer valid through June 30, 2021.  Please contact us at customerservice@charactercounts.org or 515-271-4840 to request your one free module.

Module includes a facilitator guide and student handouts in digital format plus editable PowerPoint slides.

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