Welcome back to the CLS Daily SEL lesson. Each day, we will provide a new social-emotional learning lesson designed to build emotional intelligence and resilience. There will be a lesson for elementary students and a lesson for secondary students that include media (videos, audios, or text) and simple step-by-step instructions.
We hope that the lessons are helpful to you and your students.
Weekly Focus: Neuroscience
Elementary Lesson – Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Read-Along
After listening to the story, answer the following questions: What happens when you learn something new? According to the story, what are the benefits of making mistakes?
Draw a picture of the benefits of making mistakes.
Bonus: Make a comic strip about learning something new and how mistakes help your brain to grow.
Secondary Lesson – Growth Mindset
Think of someone you know with a growth mindset. What is their name?
What have they done or accomplished that reminds you that they DO have a growth mindset.
What do you think got them to this point of success in how they handle challenges?
Oftentimes we learn of or hear about social injustice but we do not feel equipped to make a difference. The first step in becoming an advocate is to understand that we are all different and accept that difference is good!
Honest and courageous conversations are just the beginning of our work for social justice. When we develop safe spaces to have these conversations in schools, we work together to dismantle oppression. Let's get talking!
There have been many conversations going on about equity and equality in education. You might hear these words on TV or on social media, but what do these words mean? What is the difference? Our new SEL lesson offers an answer.