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7 Heart-Mind Centered Youth Leadership Activities

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Created for youth by youth, the following activit…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Created for youth by youth, the following activities were designed to develop Heart-Centered Leadership. They are fun, interactive activities and games that increase awareness and emphasize behaviours to: get along with others, be compassionate and kind, solve problems peacefully, be secure and calm, and remain alert and engaged.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Compentencies
Social Emtional Learning
Conflict Resolution
Resiliency
Confidence
Kindness
Mindfulness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/7-heart-mind-centered-youth-leadership-activities
Learning Standards
Demonstrating caring for self, family, classroom, school, and community.
Duration
20-60 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
5 recommendations  

8 Activities to Foster Gratitude with Children & Youth

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Gratitude is linked with many physical, social an…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Gratitude is linked with many physical, social and emotional benefits and is an important skill to foster with children and youth. When choosing an action to do so, however, research indicates that if the activity is forced or feels like homework it isn’t a good match. The outcome isn’t authentic and the results fall short of the potential benefits that experiencing gratitude offers. The most effective gratitude activities are ones that engage children’s interests and strengths.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Compentencies
Social Emotional Learning
Mindfulness
Friendship
Kindness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/8-activities-to-foster-gratitude-with-children-youth
Learning Standards
Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others.
Duration
20 - 60 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
2 recommendations  

Getting To Know You: Bridging Difference Gaps

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
A Getting to Know You Session is intended to prov…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
A Getting to Know You Session is intended to provide clarity about both the differences and the similarities between the “focus child” and the other students. Using a powerpoint presentation and class dialogue, photos of the child help to correct assumptions, provide accurate information and begin to remove hesitations about getting to know their classmate. To be successful, it requires an adult facilitator who is able to model non-judgmental, curious and accepting behaviours and who has a relationship with the parents or caregivers of the focus child.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Special Education
Health and PE
Special needs
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Compentencies
Kindness
Friendship
Developmental Challenges
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/getting-to-know-you-bridging-difference-gaps
Learning Standards
Describe factors that positively influence mental well-being and self-identity.
Duration
30-50 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
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Red: A Crayon's Story

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - one year ago
Description
This is a great elementary lesson to get started …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - one year ago
Description
This is a great elementary lesson to get started on gender identity and pronouns. It is a safe exploration for students and teachers to start the conversation using a common elementary book.
Subject
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
Pronouns
Gender Identity
Individuality
Stereotypes
Learning Standards
Communicate: Introduction of differences -- read Red: A Crayon`s Story Develop knowledge of gender specific vocabulary words -- What is a Pronoun: he, she, him, her, they. What is appropriate and inappropriate language may be introduced here depending on grade level. Connect and engage with others Social Responsibility: Encourage and develop respectful behaviour Encourage and develop critical thinking skills Encourage and develop empathy, build compassion and promote understanding Encourage and develop a classroom and school climate designed to build leadership Encourage and develop Ally behaviour Encourage and develop opportunities for all students to gain a more complex and authentic understanding of the world around them. Positive and Personal Cultural Identity: Encourage and develop awareness of gender identity
Duration
1 Week
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 11, 2017
2 recommendations  

Setting Group Agreements with Youth

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Group agreements (not rules!) help to create safe…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Group agreements (not rules!) help to create safe and caring spaces that will enhance any group activity. They serve as a set of clear, co-created guidelines to help participants feel comfortable with each other in an atmosphere of safety, respect and trust. Everyone shares the responsibility for the experience and once developed, a group can regularly re-visit the agreements to see if they are still working and make changes if issues come up.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Compentencies
Social Emotional Learning
Kindness
Anxiety
Conflict Resolution
Self-Regulation
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/setting-group-agreements-with-youth
Learning Standards
Ability to navigate through challenging situations and resolve conflict peacefully; Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community
Duration
30-45 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
2 recommendations  

Skits to Solve School Problems in Peaceful Ways

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Children love performing and watching themselves …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Children love performing and watching themselves on film. This lesson uses scenario planning, acting, filming and analyzing to practice solving problems peacefully in ways that are relevant and personalized for students. It can be adapted to any age level simply by adjusting the depth of dialogue and complexity of conflict situations. The process helps students develop empathy by providing them with an opportunity to think and apply their knowledge and experience to conflict and problem solving skits. Research shows that empathy is positively linked to peaceful conflict resolution and both predicts successful conflict management as well as reduces the likelihood of getting involved in conflict in the first place.
Subject
Arts Education
Drama
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Competencies
Social Emotional Learning
Mindfulness
Empathy
Compassion
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-skits-to-solve-school-problems-in-peaceful-ways
Learning Standards
Students will be able to: identify what getting along looks, sounds and feels like, identify peaceful choices in common school/classroom problems, practice working through "school or classroom conflicts" faced at school, reflect on the cause of the "problem" or conflict, the feelings that exist during conflict and the potential actions to solve them peacefully.
Duration
45 - 60 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
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Yoga in the Classroom

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
The activity introduces students to the mindful p…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
The activity introduces students to the mindful practice of yoga which cultivates self-regulation by focusing on controlled movements combined with breathing awareness. Some studies suggest a positive connection between mindful practice (including yoga and breathing) and children's capacity to cope with stress, manage emotions and improve concentration.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Compentencies
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Relaxation
Mindfulness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/yoga-in-the-classroom
Learning Standards
Students will be introduced to the mindful practice of yoga as a self-regulation technique (controlled movement and breathing awareness).
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 4, 2017
2 recommendations  

Youth Circles: Check-ins & Debriefs

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Circle Sharing can encourage students to feel sec…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Circle Sharing can encourage students to feel secure and calm. It encourages healthy relationships amongst youth in their classrooms and schools that promotes “integration”. According to author and psychiatrist Dan Seigel when we integrate within relationships, we honour differences between ourselves and others, This promotes linkages through compassionate understanding and communication. Integration creates harmony.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Compentencies
Social Emotional Learning
Empathy
Compassion
Self-Regulation
Conflict Resolution
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/youth-circles-check-ins-debriefs
Learning Standards
Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community.
Duration
10-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017

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