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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Grit and Resilience: Key Components of Personal and Family Growth

Taught by Brian Ashton


Day Time Location
Thursday, August 1 4 p.m. Hinckley 203
Brian Ashton

Brian Ashton


Brian Ashton directs the programs and facilities at the BYU-Idaho Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) at Badger Creek. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at the University of Wyoming. Prior to coming to BYU-Idaho, Ashton was a public school teacher where he taught social studies and music.

Ashton is an experienced educator striving to provide deeply significant learning experiences that help others gain a greater understanding of their immeasurable worth and infinite potential. He lives in the beautiful Teton Valley with his wife Natalie and their four children.

Class Outline

Developing grit and resilience can help us find contentment, face-challenging times, overcome our weaknesses, and ultimately grow. Children and adults that develop grit and resilience tend to thrive; they are consistent in their daily effort; they see mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow; their faith reflects their understanding that they can grow. These are traits that can be developed in our life and in the lives of our loved ones.

Learning Objectives:

· What is grit?

· What is resilience?

· How can I develop these traits in myself?

· How can I develop these traits in my loved ones?

· Q&A