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 –
After watching the video, name the parts of the brain and what they do.
Draw and color a picture of the brain, using a different color for each part of the brain.
Secondary Lesson – Your Brain is Plastic
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.
Define the following words: neuroplasticity, dendrites, synapses, neurons, axons, brain cells, synaptic pruning, memory
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.