Lesson Plan

Being Our Best Selves

Reflecting on moments when we have been at our best can be a powerful thing! In this lesson, students will reflect on how they contribute to their classroom community and when they have been their best self over the past week.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify a time when they were their best self over the past week.
  • Students will be able to practice heartfulness in partners.

Introduction

(15 minutes)
My 'Best Self' Timeline
  • Join students together in a circle, seated on the rug or in chairs.
  • Divide the class into groups of five to form small circles.
  • Explain that each group will receive a hula hoop. Their goal is to lower the hula hoop onto the ground without letting it fall, using only the tip of each pointer finger to hold the hoop (their finger can not bend).
  • Tell them that only one person is allowed to talk, and have each group choose their speaker.
  • Go to one group, and model for the class how to lower the hula hoop onto the ground without dropping it.
  • Have the groups begin.
  • Afterwards, ask the class, "How did it go? How were you able to work together? What supported teamwork?"
  • Tell groups to go again. However, this time tell them to try doing it in silence (without a speaker from each group).
  • Afterwards, ask, "How did it go? Was it more challenging without the speaker? How were you able to work together? What supported teamwork?"