Concept of resilience using key research findings regarding pre-service teacher resilience in relation to the challenges faced, and the relevance of the BRiTE modules for resilience building
Provide a definition of resilience and explain your understanding of the term. Explain what key points you will discuss in your essay and the challenges faced in today’s world in relation to teaching and why resilience is important. Is resilience associated with personal attributes only? Outline 3-4 challenges early career teachers might face. Introduce the BRiTE modules and their relevance for building teacher resilience. Highlight how aspects from the BRiTE modules can help build teacher resilience.
Develop your discussion – what are the challenges teachers face in today’s world and what can be done to build resilience. For example, how can building relationships (personal and professional) help build teacher resilience? How can relationships be built? Why are support systems important? What about well-being? Why is well-being important as a pre-service teacher? These are just a couple of examples, you can focus on these or others.
The body of your essay will consist of a series of connected paragraphs. Use topic sentences to state the point in each paragraph.
Use academic sources to support your arguments. This means your essay will need in-text citations throughout to indicate you have engaged in reading about the topic.
Summarise the main ideas discussed in your essay and make a concluding statement about how pre-service teachers can build resilience.