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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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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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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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Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness
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Random Acts of Kindness
Kind acts can make a big difference in somone's day. These kind acts can multiply and create a culture of kindness in schools and communities. In this lesson, students will reflect on the importance of kindness and commit to kind actions!
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Learning How to Practice Empathy
Learning How to Practice Empathy
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Learning How to Practice Empathy
In this lesson, students will practice empathy through learning the "just like me" mindfulness practice.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Making Judgements: Is it True?
Making Judgements: Is it True?
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Making Judgements: Is it True?
In this lesson, students will engage in inquiry, a powerful mindfulness practice to work with judgements about oneself and others.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Learning How to Practice Peace
Learning How to Practice Peace
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Learning How to Practice Peace
In this lesson, students will learn how to practice peace when they feel hurt or have a disagreement. These steps can be followed whenever conflict arises in the classroom.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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The Power of Words
The Power of Words
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The Power of Words
Words can uplift others, but they can also cause harm. In this lesson, students will hear the story *Desmond and the Very Mean Word*, and they'll discuss the power of positive and negative words in friendships, school, and community.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Chains of Strengths
Chains of Strengths
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Chains of Strengths
In this lesson, students will create a paper chain based on their greatest strengths and attributes. They will also work with peers to share and identify each other's strengths.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Learn About Interdependence
Learn About Interdependence
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Learn About Interdependence
In this lesson, students will learn about interdependence and explore how we are all connected and part of the web of life.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Perseverance to Achieve Goals
Perseverance to Achieve Goals
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Perseverance to Achieve Goals
Motivation, perseverance, and grit are all key in learning and in the classroom! In this lesson, students will explore the term "perseverance" and research ways they can stay motivated in school and in their lives.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Practicing Empathy
Practicing Empathy
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Practicing Empathy
In this lesson, students will learn about the different regions of the brain and connect them to compassion and empathy. They will also learn how all brains are wired for empathy.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Caring for Our Classroom Community
Caring for Our Classroom Community
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Caring for Our Classroom Community
In this lesson, students will discuss what it means to care for others, practice heartfulness and create a kindness bear puppet.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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What Makes an Awesome Leader?
What Makes an Awesome Leader?
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What Makes an Awesome Leader?
What makes an excellent leader? In this lesson, students will discuss leadership and design a video that informs others of what it means to be a positive leader.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
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Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
In this lesson, students will discuss, generate a list, and practice appropriate activities that may improve the way they feel. Students will engage in a gratitude practice and learn strategies for changing their mood.
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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I Am Human
I Am Human
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I Am Human
Deliberate practice of gratitude is a powerful way to grow happiness and build resilience. In this lesson, students will create a book as a way of reflecting on being human and practicing gratitude.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Peace Corner & Creating Peace Activities
Peace Corner & Creating Peace Activities
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Peace Corner & Creating Peace Activities
The Peace Corner is a space where students may practice cool-down methods such as mindful walking, deep breathing, and mindful listening. Students will work together in groups to create activities for their classroom peace corner.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Forgiveness of Others
Forgiveness of Others
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Forgiveness of Others
Forgiveness is an important skill to cultivate. In this lesson, students will hear a story about forgiveness, practice forgiveness through breathing and discussion, and create a craft that includes words of forgiveness.
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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My Best Self
My Best Self
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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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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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Drawn Together
Drawn Together
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Drawn Together
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Drawn Together* and create a Diversity Board. They will consider how appreciating each other's differences in school supports relationships and community.
2nd grade
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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Caring for the Earth and Our Global Community
Caring for the Earth and Our Global Community
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Caring for the Earth and Our Global Community
Caring for the Earth is an important part of responsible decision-making and global citizenship. Through this lesson, students will strengthen their social and emotional learning skills by exploring how they can be a steward for the Earth.
4th grade
Social emotional
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