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Colombia mudslide after heavy rains kills over 50 people

An avalanche of mud and debris roared over an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn on Monday, killing at least 58 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains. Residents were stirred from bed in the dead of the night by a loud rumble and neighbours’ shouts of “The river! The river!” as modestly built homes and bridges plunged into the Libordiana ravine. Survivors barely had enough time to gather their loved ones…

 

Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom

Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom Photo credit: Veer

Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom
Photo credit: Veer

Watching a classroom of students working is fascinating. There are students who are engaged, who focus on the task and forge ahead. They get the job done on time, every time. There are other students who start working but get distracted. They work briefly, but as soon as the work becomes difficult or challenging, they give up. They look for help, or they refuse to even try. What is the difference?…

 

Resilience: A Lesson From Sochi

Did you see American figure skater, Jeremy Abbott, crash to the ice during the short programme at the Sochi Olympics, rolling into the wall, clutching his side in pain? Maybe you also saw him get up just 10 seconds later, and continue his skate — despite the pain, embarrassment and fear. All I could think was: this kid’s got guts…

 

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