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Empathy
In this lesson, students will explore and discuss the term "empathy" by hearing stories from two different perspectives and identifying the feelings of each of the characters. They will also discuss what it means to be true to ourselves.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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The Sound of Silence
The Sound of Silence
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The Sound of Silence
Students will read a story and listen to a song to explore the sound of silence, its meaning, and significance. They will share their experience and reflect on how and why silence or space can be important.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Mistakes Help Me Learn
Mistakes Help Me Learn
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Mistakes Help Me Learn
Often, it's difficult to see mistakes and failures as opportunities to grow! In this lesson, students will practice having a growth mindset and looking at mistakes as opportunities to learn. They'll consider how challenges grow their brain.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Expressing Our Feelings
Expressing Our Feelings
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Expressing Our Feelings
In this lesson, students will identify and practice different ways emotions can be expressed through faces, gestures, and movements. They'll also learn how to practice mindful breathing to manage strong emotions and self-regulate.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
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Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
In this lesson, students will explore phrases related to growth mindset through the eyes of basketball player Michael Jordan. They will hear a story about Jordan overcoming his self-doubts and reflect on ways they can approach challenges.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Role-Playing Scenarios
Role-Playing Scenarios
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Role-Playing Scenarios
In this lesson, students will learn the term "restorative justice." They will discuss the role of restorative justice in the book *What are you staring at?*, and they will brainstorm ways they can bring these practices into the classroom.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Appreciating Diversity
Appreciating Diversity
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Appreciating Diversity
Everyone belongs and is welcome in this lesson on diversity and inclusion. Students will hear a story and learn a song connected to welcoming and including others.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Thoughts as Bubbles
Thoughts as Bubbles
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Thoughts as Bubbles
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Mind Bubbles*, practice mindful breathing (anchor breathing), and use bubbles to draw pictures of their thoughts from the mindfulness practice session.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
Lesson Plan
Appreciating Diversity and Differences
Appreciating Diversity and Differences
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Appreciating Diversity and Differences
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Lovely* and work in small groups to create a book or a symbol of appreciation for others' differences. Students will consider how appreciating differences supports community and relationships.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Exploring Emotions
Exploring Emotions
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Exploring Emotions
Emotions are natural and temporary, just like passing clouds, rain, or the shining sun. In this lesson, students learn how to be mindful of their emotions and discuss how emotions change, just like the weather.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Gratitude for Differences
Gratitude for Differences
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Gratitude for Differences
In this lesson, students will discuss similarities and differences in a fish bowl activity. They will also learn tools to practice gratitude for each other's differences and similarities.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Peace Corner
Peace Corner
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Peace Corner
The peace corner is a space where students may practice previously taught calm-down methods, such as deep breathing and mindfulness. Students will draw a picture of themselves in the peace corner and practice in small groups.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Goal Setting
Goal Setting
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Goal Setting
In this lesson, students will identify what they already know about a topic, what they need to know, and how they will achieve their learning goal.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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THINK for Mindful Speaking
THINK for Mindful Speaking
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THINK for Mindful Speaking
Speaking with kindness and care can be easier with the THINK method! In this lesson, students will identify questions to ask themselves when speaking to others. They will also practice mindful listening with a partner.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Pause, Breathe, Create
Pause, Breathe, Create
Lesson Plan
Pause, Breathe, Create
In this lesson, students will explore how art can be a tool to express or reflect on emotions.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Mindfulness & SEL Stations
Mindfulness & SEL Stations
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Mindfulness & SEL Stations
In this lesson, students will move through stations to practice and reflect on the mindfulness and social emotional learning tools that they have learned throughout the year.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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My Best Self
My Best Self
Lesson Plan
My Best Self
Seeing the best in ourselves can support us emotionally, socially, and academically. In this lesson, students will reflect on when they have been their best selves, and they'll practice loving kindness during a mindfulness session.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Breath, Movement, and Relaxation
Breath, Movement, and Relaxation
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Breath, Movement, and Relaxation
Listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean and practicing slowing down can be helpful to feel more calm and ease. Calming tools such as breathwork, mindful movement, and stillness are practiced in this ocean-themed lesson.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Flipped Coin
Flipped Coin
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Flipped Coin
In this lesson, students will listen to, discuss, and understand two perspectives on a difficult situation. They will flip a coin, with each side representing one side of the story, and role-play the perspectives and reach a resolution.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Student Leaders
Student Leaders
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Student Leaders
What does it mean to be a leader? In this lesson, students will discuss leadership and will practice leading mindfulness for other students in their class.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Stand Tall
Stand Tall
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Stand Tall
In this lesson, students will explore the meaning of integrity through the book *Stand Tall!*. They will also answer questions connected to making choices with integrity when faced with challenging situations.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Superhero Senses
Superhero Senses
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Superhero Senses
In this lesson, students will learn about their superpower sense of listening and speaking by listening and responding to questions with kindness, attention, and mindfulness.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
Lesson Plan
Reflection on Mindfulness and SEL Tools
Reflection on Mindfulness and SEL Tools
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Reflection on Mindfulness and SEL Tools
What are the tools of mindfulness and building community that support greater ease and connection? In this lesson, students will reflect on the mindfulness and social emotional learning tools they have learned through song and sculpting.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Spreading Kindness
Spreading Kindness
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Spreading Kindness
In this lesson, students will answer questions, role-play different scenarios, and explore their feelings as they make healthy choices. They will also learn some questions to ask themselves when making decisions.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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One Thing at a Time
One Thing at a Time
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One Thing at a Time
In this lesson, students will learn about the importance of doing one thing at a time and listen to the book *What Does It Mean to Be Present?*. Then, they will experience the inefficiency of multitasking by doing three things at once.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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