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8 Activities to Foster Gratitude with Children & Youth

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Adult
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Gratitude is linked with many physical, social an…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
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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
3 recommendations   360 downloads

Create a Feelings Book

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Activity
Lesson Plan
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pre-K
K
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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
For children to strengthen their ability to manag…
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Activity
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pre-K
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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
For children to strengthen their ability to manage their behaviour when they are experiencing strong feelings, an essential skill is to identify their feelings. It is never too early to talk to children about feelings, build their feeling vocabulary and to help them see the link between feelings and behaviour. Linking these together demonstrates how our feelings can affect the choices we make. It can also improve children’s emotional-management.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Competencies
Heart-Mind Well-Being
self-regulation
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-create-a-feelings-book
Learning Standards
Students will expand their feeling vocabulary and explore the link between feelings and behaviour.
Duration
30-45 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 1, 2017
4 recommendations   228 downloads

Create Group Safety

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
6
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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Group agreements are co-created guidelines that h…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
6
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Group agreements are co-created guidelines that help participants feel comfortable with each other and set an atmosphere of safety and respect. Many teachers and facilitators skip this step when working with groups of youth and miss a powerful piece of prevention that can help make a group experience successful. The following lesson plan from the Inner Resilience Program is a process to create a set of group agreements. along with a physical symbol that can serve as a group reminder.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Competencies
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Social Contract
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-create-group-safety
Learning Standards
Students will reflect on and express opinions about factors that contribute to a safe and respectful group environment. Students will work as a team to co-create group agreements.
Duration
30-60 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 4, 2017
3 recommendations   269 downloads

Extend Emotional Literacy

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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson plan is an adaptation from the Yale U…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson plan is an adaptation from the Yale University's RULER feeling words curriculum co-created by Dr. Marc Brackett. Preliminary research indicates that when lessons that focus on emotional awareness is integrated with academic curriculum, both academic and emotional competence improves. The lesson connects the exploration of emotions with personal experience, current or historical events, family/community associations and language arts.
Subject
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Core Competencies
conflict management
self-regulation
empathy
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-extend-emotional-literacy
Learning Standards
Students will be able to connect emotions with personal experience, current or historical events, family/community associations, and language arts.
Duration
60-90 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 1, 2017
3 recommendations   251 downloads

Getting Along with Lily-Jean

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Activity
Classroom printables
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pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How can you tell if others are getting along? How…
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Activity
Classroom printables
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pre-K
K
1
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How can you tell if others are getting along? How can you figure out what might be causing conflict? In this lesson plan, students pay attention to body language, actions, words and behaviours to help determine if the characters in a story are getting along. Playing the role of “relationship detectives,” builds social and emotional awareness.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Competencies
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Conflict Resolution
Kindness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-getting-along-with-lily-jean
Learning Standards
Students will be able to discuss what “getting along with others” looks, feels and sounds like, and recognize and describe situations when characters get along well with others, and contrast situations when they don’t.
Duration
20 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 3, 2017
4 recommendations   347 downloads

Heart-Mind Well-Being: A Powerful Tool for Educators

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Classroom printables
Journal Article
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pre-K
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Adult
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
The Heart-Mind Well-Being “heart” is a powerful t…
Resource Type
Classroom printables
Journal Article
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pre-K
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
The Heart-Mind Well-Being “heart” is a powerful tool for fostering social and emotional development and well-being in children, youth and adults. It was created as a visual representation of five positive human qualities that researcher from the fields of developmental and educational psychology and human development tell us are essential to promoting overall well-being. The heart framework offers a way for caring adults to organize, plan and inspire to create environments and opportunities that contribute to healthy learning and development.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Compentencies
Heart-Mind Well-Being
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/heart-mind-well-being-a-powerful-tool-for-educators
Learning Standards
Integrating in the Heart-Mind Well-Being Framework into your teaching philosophy and classroom.
Duration
n/a
Language
English
Date Created
May 4, 2017
6 recommendations   158 downloads

How Are You Peeling?

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Introduce children, ages 3-5, to different types …
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Introduce children, ages 3-5, to different types of feelings using the emotive faces of vegetables and fruits with moods. Fun (and yummy) personification provides a starting point for talking about feelings with children and encourages them to think about their own feelings. Parents and early childhood educators can read the book How are You Peeling? by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Heart-Mind Well-Being
empathy
emotions
Core Competencies
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-how-are-you-peeling
Learning Standards
Children will recognize and name different feelings, identify their own feelings and practice expressing them.
Duration
15-20 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 1, 2017
2 recommendations  

Matthew Morin: Overcoming Adversity

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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
With heartfelt honesty, Matthew Morin shares his …
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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
With heartfelt honesty, Matthew Morin shares his story of overcoming adversity to get in touch with his dream, his inner flame and his resources. Supported by relationships and experiences at school, Matthew’s story of emotional growth is also a story about taking on a physical challenge in a safe environment - in order to learn that “we are stronger than we think we are.”
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Competencies
Social Emotional Learning
Resilience
Confidence
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/matthew-morin-overcoming-adversity
Learning Standards
Use the video and questions below as a starting point to engage students in reflection and dialogue.
Duration
45-60min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
3 recommendations   174 downloads

Pillow Full of Feelings

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Sad, scared, surprised, angry, happy, sleepy. Hel…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Sad, scared, surprised, angry, happy, sleepy. Helping children name an emotion strengthens their ability to manage their own behaviour when they are experiencing strong feelings. In addition, this skill bolsters their ability to be attentive to other people’s emotions, show concern, be more helpful and develop healthy relationships.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Emotions
Self-Regulation
Core Competencies
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-pillow-full-of-feelings
Learning Standards
Children, parents and caregivers will: • Create a tool which can be used to identify and talk about emotions • Learn new games to strengthening Heart-Mind well-being • Increase emotion words used in conversation and in play
Duration
15-20 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 1, 2017
2 recommendations  

The Power of Breathing

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pre-K
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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Help children connect breathing, practiced throug…
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Help children connect breathing, practiced through yoga poses, to physical and emotional benefits. This lesson plan uses a child-friendly illustrated book of yoga poses but it could also be paired with another Heart-Mind Online resource, Yoga in the Classroom for a more formal routine using mats.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Reflective practice
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Competencies
Mindfulness
Self-Regulation
Yoga
Stress
Anxiety
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-the-power-of-breathing
Learning Standards
Students will be able to: identify what happens to their body when stressed or anxious (physically and emotionally), practice deep breathing techniques (using yoga poses), recognize how and when deep breathing can be used to calm the body and mind
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
3 recommendations   188 downloads

Puppets Deal with Frustration

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Activity
Lesson Plan
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pre-K
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
This activity helps young children learn how to i…
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
This activity helps young children learn how to identify the feelings associated with not being able to have something they want. And, the children will review the possible choices of how to deal with wanting something that is not theirs.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Conflict Resolution
Self-Regulation
Core Competencies
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-puppets-deal-with-frustration
Learning Standards
Children will identify the feelings associated with not being able to have something they want and learn the steps to review the possible choices of how to deal with wanting something that is not theirs.
Duration
15-30min
Language
English
Date Created
May 1, 2017
3 recommendations   2455 downloads

Questioning Gender Expectations

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
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Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson will explore the expectations we have…
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
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Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson will explore the expectations we have around gender, and reinforce the notion that no one should feel confined by these expectations or teased /put down because of them.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
Keywords
SOGI
LGBTQ
Gender
gender identity
gender diversity
teasing
bullying
name-calling
URLs
http://www.sogieducation.org
http://pridenet.ca/wp-content/uploads/the-gender-spectrum.pdf
Learning Standards
ELA 2/3 - The role that story plays in personal, family, and community identity ELA 4/5 - Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and deepen understanding of self, community, and world PHE 2/3 - Identify personal skills, interests, and preferences and describe how they influence self-identity PHE 4/5 - Describe factors that positively influence mental well-being and self-identity
Duration
2 x 40 min
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 20, 2016
2 recommendations   1927 downloads

Red: A Crayon's Story

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Activity
Lesson Plan
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Nichelle Penney - 2 years ago
Description
This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new…
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Lesson Plan
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Nichelle Penney - 2 years ago
Description
This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new to teaching about gender identity and are looking for a safe way to explore the topic in class. This lesson uses the story "Red: A Crayon's Story" to talk about feelings and attitudes that people could have in various situations. This activity is about showing diversity and showing that it is ok to be different
Subject
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Keywords
Diversity
Identity
Gender
Bullying
Feelings
Learning Standards
Personal Awareness & Responsibility I can sometimes recognize emotions. I can use strategies that increase my feeling of well-being and help me manage my feelings and emotions Social Responsibility I can participate in classroom and group activities to improve the classroom, school, community, or natural world. I can demonstrate respectful and inclusive behaviour. I am aware of how others may feel and take steps to help them feel included.
Duration
2 or 3 classes
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 16, 2017
2 recommendations  

Skits to Solve School Problems in Peaceful Ways

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Lesson Plan
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Children love performing and watching themselves …
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
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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
1 recommendation  

SOGI + Intersectionality learning module

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 8 months ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed f…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 8 months ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed for curious educators to understand what intersectionality and SOGI-inclusive education look like in the classroom. The 90-minute module includes a video, facilitation guide and PowerPoint and provides an opportunity to delve deeper into conversations on inclusive education and the ways in which educators can best impact their students. The module was created by ARC Foundation, with guidance from education partners, educators and parents in the community.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
ProD
Gender
Social Justice
URLs
https://bc.sogieducation.org/pro-d
Learning Standards
This 90-minute module is designed for educators who have completed the foundational SOGI 1 2 3 learning modules and are looking for a deeper SOGI-inclusive learning experience.
Duration
Varies
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 30, 2019
2 recommendations  

Step into the Circle: Promoting Safety and Respect

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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture tra…
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Activity
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture transformation that virtually eliminated calls to the office for disrespectful behaviour between students in the first 3 months? At John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, this radical shift involved several factors: fostered student leadership, informed staff and the following, simple activity that was the catalyst for actions leading to feelings of being respected, valued and safe.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Curriculum
Reflective practice
Keywords
Core Competencies
Social Emotional Learning
Conflict Resolution
Kindness
Mindfulness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/step-into-the-circle-promoting-safety-and-respect
Learning Standards
To increase the understanding of how behaviours and attitudes impact others. To highlight the similarities between students. To recognize some of the factors which may influence feeling safe at school. To encourage student-led changes in school culture.
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
3 recommendations   206 downloads

Teaching Kindness with Chrysanthemum

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Early elementary students experience a tactile an…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Early elementary students experience a tactile and visual lesson about how unkind words can “wrinkle” your heart. The lesson develops emotional intelligence by making the connection between words, actions and feelings. This lesson, when introduced at the beginning of the year, allows educators to refer back to the concept of a wrinkled heart during times when students are having difficulty getting along or being kind.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Conflict Resolution
Self-Regulation
Core Competencies
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-teaching-kindness-with-chrysanthemum
Learning Standards
Children will be able to: demonstrate kindness, demonstrate an ability to treat others respectfully, generate strategies for problem solving.
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 3, 2017
3 recommendations   223 downloads

The Way I Feel

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
This story time and the follow-up activities are …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
This story time and the follow-up activities are designed to help preschool children learn to recognize and name different feelings. Children will also learn to identify their own feelings and express them. Recognizing feelings is an important skill. It is the first step towards other skills like getting along with others, demonstrating kindness towards others and learning how to respond to difficult feelings. This activity can be done at school or at home.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Competencies
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Empathy
Kindness
Emotional Awareness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-the-way-i-feel
Learning Standards
Children will learn to identify their feelings and express them.
Duration
15-20 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 4, 2017
3 recommendations   215 downloads

What is Gratitude?

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Benefits of gratitude for children include increa…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Benefits of gratitude for children include increased feelings of well-being and reduced feelings of depression and disconnection. Studies have documented that positive relationships and even improved school satisfaction can result from introducing the practice of gratitude in schools. In this lesson, students will think critically, make meaningful personal connections and engage with others to share and develop ideas.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Empathy
Core Competencies
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-what-is-gratitude
Learning Standards
Students will think critically, make meaningful, personal connections and engage with others to share and develop ideas about gratitude.
Duration
30-60 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 1, 2017
2 recommendations  

Youth Circles: Check-ins & Debriefs

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Activity
Grade Level
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Circle Sharing can encourage students to feel sec…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
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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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