Student Engagement, Resiliance and Grit
Our focus group in the Waverly-Shell Rock School District is known as the SERG group. SERG stands for Student Engagement, Resiliency, and Grit. As a district, we have decided that an intentional focus on these concepts will help us work with students to develop themselves as confident decision makers for their future. Successful students are driven by the essential goals of: Personal Success, Individual Curiosity, Originality, and Strong Relationships. Our goal is to create a culture where students feel safe, like they belong, and feel connected to adults and students around them. The secure feeling allows students build personal resiliency and a hardiness when building his/her own relationships for life. Being a resilient individual helps a person to focus on being a learner and to celebrate personal successes. Resilience also allows a student to understand themselves well enough to productively struggle through difficult task academically, and also in social situations. Students learn best when they are motivated, interested, and inspired and when they feel a connection to their peers and community. We are building a sense of togetherness that all students and staff feel a connection to.
Youtube: How great leaders inspire action, Simon Sinek
Youtube: Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit
Youtube: The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding, John Wooden
Youtube: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe, Simon Sinek