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5-Step Problem Solving for Young Children

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
This activity is written for children ages 4-6 f…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
This activity is written for children ages 4-6 for a child care setting, preschool, kindergarten or in the home. It can be adapted, however for other ages. By teaching children basic problem solving steps and providing opportunities for them to practice this skill, children can become competent problem solvers.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Competencies
Conflict Resolution
Self-Regulation
Problem Solving
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/5-step-problem-solving-for-young-children
Learning Standards
Develop and demonstrate respectful behaviour when participating in activities with others, ability to solve problems while respecting others and themselves.
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
2 recommendations  

7 Heart-Mind Centered Youth Leadership Activities

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 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 - 3 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
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Cannabis and Relationships

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Mahboubeh - 8 months ago
Description
Cannabis use often happens in a social setting an…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Mahboubeh - 8 months ago
Description
Cannabis use often happens in a social setting and can be a way to have fun with friends, but it can also affect relationships (both positively and negatively). Likewise, relationships with family and friends can influence the choices young people make regarding substance use. With the help of Cycles, a film about youth and cannabis use, this lesson plan aims to engage students to think critically about cannabis use and how it can impact different types of relationships. A facilitator’s guide that provides further lesson plans is available in both English and French.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Keywords
drug education
cannabis
drug literacy
health education
physical education
healthy relationships
critical thinking
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/cannabis-relationships.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 11, 2020
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Engaged Philosophical Inquiry: A self-directed inquiry group guide

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 3 years ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leani…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 3 years ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may also be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It builds capacity for using engaged philosophical inquiry in drug education but the concepts and skills apply to education generally. The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own needs. The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Subject
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
professional learning
capacity building
drug education
philosophical thinking
reflective thinking
teacher resource
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/hs-epi-guide.pdf
Learning Standards
The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own availability and needs. Each session includes: • a theory reading and a practice reading • a short introduction to the material • discussion questions that emerge out of the readings • activities to work on individually, with colleagues or in the classroom • suggestions for reflection and recording thoughts in your journal The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods (e.g., analytic, phenomenological and hermeneutic) to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Duration
Several days with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
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Health guidelines: Are they helpful?

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how t…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how to stay healthy and enjoy life and the risks and rewards of substance use. It can be hard to decide which suggestions are right. Health related guidelines and recommendations have been developed by scientists and health researchers to help Canadians make decisions that promote health. But these guidelines often fail to acknowledge their own limitations or to place their recommendations within the context of broader social and political factors. This lesson introduces some of these guidelines and recommendations that can provide a springboard for critically reviewing particular behaviours (eating, physical activity, substance use) and exploring how such guidelines might be useful in making decisions about health and well-being. Rather than trying to “sell” students on a specific behaviour or belief, the learning activities should help students build the skills to explore and seek to understand and manage their own health.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug education
drug literacy
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 9 Big idea: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Competencies: Participate daily in physical activity designed to enhance and maintain health components of fitness Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Propose strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Physical and Health Education 10 Big ideas: Understanding our strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences helps us plan and achieve our goals Healthy choices influence, and are influenced by, our physical, emotional, and mental well- being Understanding the factors that influence our health empowers us to take action to improve it Competencies: Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Analyze how health-related decisions support the achievement of personal healthy-living goals Analyze the potential effects of social influences on health Evaluate and explain strategies for promoting mental well-being Explore factors contributing to substance use Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Describe the relationships between physical activities, mental well-being and overall health Physical and Health Education 9/10 Career-Life Education / Career-Life Connections Big idea: Finding balance between personal and work life promotes well-being Competencies: Identify career-life challenges and opportunities, and generate and apply strategies Practise effective strategies for healthy school/ work/life balance Career-Life Connections Big idea: A sense of purpose and career-life balance support well-being Competencies: Recognize personal worldviews and perspectives, and consider their influence on values, actions, and preferred futures Explore and evaluate personal strategies, including social, physical, and financial, to maintain well-being Identify and apply preferred approaches to learning for ongoing career-life development and self-advocacy Engage in, reflect on, and evaluate career-life exploration
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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A Natural High

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 3 years ago
Description
Endurance aerobic activities (like jogging, cycli…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 3 years ago
Description
Endurance aerobic activities (like jogging, cycling, dancing, rowing and the like) have long been seen as reducing stress, relieving anxiety, enhancing mood and decreasing the perception of pain. The high that can sometimes accompany jogging even led to the creation of its own term, “runner's high.” There are various theories on how this “high” occurs related to the natural release in the body of endorphins, endocannabinoids or leptin. These “natural drugs” activate the same mechanisms in the brain as opioids, cannabis or other drugs. While the research on the “runner’s high” is not definitive, there is solid evidence that exercise, even in smaller doses, can boost your mood, raise your energy level, relieve anxiety and make you feel calm and relaxed. This on top of all the other benefits of physical activity!
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
substance use
drug use
drug education
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions Physical and Health Education 8 Big ideas • Daily participation in different types of physical activity influences our physical literacy and personal health and fitness goals • Lifelong participation in physical activity has many benefits and is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional and mental well-being Competencies • Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness • Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals • Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others • Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 19, 2017
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A Park or a Cage?

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 3 years ago
Description
“Drugs cause addiction.” This was the conclusion …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 3 years ago
Description
“Drugs cause addiction.” This was the conclusion drawn from repeated rat experiments in numerous university research centres in the 1950s and 60s. These studies had involved the use of tiny cages with contraptions that allowed isolated animals to drink drug-laced sugar water or inject drugs by pressing a lever. The rats consumed large amounts of heroin, morphine, amphetamine, cocaine and other drugs, sometimes not eating and dying through neglect. This led scientists to conclude that the drugs had innate powers that made them irresistible to rats and humans alike.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
substance use
drug education
the rat park experiment
drug addiction
health literacy
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies • Social and community health o Createstrategiesforpromotingthehealthandwell-beingoftheschoolandcommunity • Mental well-being o Analyzestrategiesforpromotingmentalwell-beingforselfandothers o Assessandevaluatestrategiesformanagingproblemsrelatedtomentalwell-beingand substance use for others o Exploreanddescribefactorsthatshapepersonalidentities,includingsocialandcultural factors
Duration
60 to 90 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 19, 2017
2 recommendations  

Setting Group Agreements with Youth

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 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 - 3 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  

Step into the Circle: Promoting Safety and Respect

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture tra…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 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
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Stress: dogs, cannabis, exercise or ...

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Various studies have shown that having a pet can …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Various studies have shown that having a pet can increase self-esteem, physical fitness, and social connectedness while decreasing loneliness and stress. This lesson uses this fact as a jumping off point to engage students in thinking about ways we might use to manage stress, the different impacts these strategies might have and how to make choices in using these tools to maximize our own well-being. As a facilitator of dialogue, you are not an observer but a participant in the conversation. So you should feel free to add in thoughts that may not be voiced by the students (but do so in a way that is conversational rather than authoritative). At the end of the day, we want students to recognize that some tools (like exercise and breathing) are more universal, both in terms of number of people for whom they are effective and the range of situations in which they help. But no tool is a magic bullet, and all tools must be used wisely.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 7/8/9 Big ideas: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives Competencies: Identify factors that influence healthy choices and explain their potential health effects Develop and apply a variety of movement concepts and strategies in different physical activities Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Assess factors that influence healthy choices and their potential health effects Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Reflect on outcomes of personal healthy-living goals and assess strategies used Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
2 recommendations  

Youth Circles: Check-ins & Debriefs

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 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 - 3 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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