Weekly SEL Lesson-Mindset Matters Weekly Focus: Neuroscience

Welcome to the CLS Daily SEL lesson. Each day, Monday through Friday, 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 children.

Elementary Lesson – Meet the Parts of Your Brain

Media: Video – 



  1. After watching the video, name the parts of the brain and what they do.
  2. Draw and color a picture of the brain, using a different color for each part of the brain.

Secondary Lesson – Your Brain is Plastic


  1. After watching this video, what additional questions do you have about the brain or something said in the presentation. Write no less than three questions. 
  2. Define the following words: neuroplasticity, dendrites, synapses, neurons, axons, brain cells, synaptic pruning, memory