Friday, November 22, 2013

The GRIT program

Professor Danice Brown, SIUE student Victoria Mizel, and charter school student work on vision boards.

Vicki Scott and charter school students working on vision boards.
For a few months now, I've been working with my colleagues, Professors Vicki Scott and Danice Brown on a program known as "GRIT" at the SIUE/East St. Louis Charter School. The program is designed to encourage stronger senses of resilience and persistence among students.

Talking with charter school student about poetry

So far, we've coordinated activities as well as hosted a few different visitors to work with the 9th and 10th grade students at the school. What follows are entries based on notes and photographs that I have taken this semester.

Returning to the SIUE/East St. Louis Charter School
Art Educators Visit the Charter School
Movement/expression exercises and the GRIT Program
Coping with Stress: The Grit Program   
An Artist and GRIT
Vision boards & GRIT
Colin Neumeyer, Superheroes, and GRIT 

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