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Emi Garzitto
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Resilience, grit, compassion and caring are words we use to describe individuals but these qualities exist in communities and nations. How do we teach and practice these skills in collectives? How can we up the resilience of communities to manage adversity with compassion and care? Global catastrophes will continue to challenge our answer to this question.

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If the price for disrespect, discomfort or failure is public shaming, we eliminate the very environments that build resilience, community and confidence. Good schools don't eliminate disrespect, discomfort or failure. Good schools create environments that make it safe enough to tackle and practice and rehearse what to do when you are feeling disrespected, or what to do when you are uncomfortable or what to do when you fail.

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All of that practice in social engagement helps us learn to regulate our own feelings. It helps us practice those all important social emotional skills of connecting with others. It is the tiny small nuances of human interaction, repeated thousands and thousands of times that inform all of our body. These small bits of information teach our brain how to get along with others, take care of our big feelings and work in collectives.

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We are on our devices too much. We rely on all of these distractions and pings of dopamine to get us through the day. And everytime we do that, we are loosing an opportunity to learn how to manage our big feelings, take care of our bodies, and practice relationship building. It is too much, especially for developing brains.

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Children with autism or learning disabilities or attention disorders are not immune from social emotional pitfalls - they can be spoiled, risk averse, practice unkind, disrespectful or selfish behavior. Just like any child in a classroom, designated children need social emotional practice.

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Back when we lived in tribes, our survival depended on community. Not having the connection of a community was dangerous. Being on the outs with your tribe could cost you your life.

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