Back to school resource includes the following resources: Teaching Grit, Growth Mindset, Respectful Dialogue, Gratitude, Asking Good Questions Lesson, Debating Disability, Graphic Organizers!
What's included in this bundle:
Use this fully editable Growth Mindset lesson to help Middle School students understand the differences between a "fixed" mindset and a "growth" mindset, and to help students identify classroom behaviors that will help everyone grow. This is a great way to help students establish or modify classroom guidelines. This lesson can also be used as a community-building activity.
Asking Good Questions Lesson:
Help students to lead discussions in any classroom! Use this lesson to teach your students how to pose meaningful questions. Students begin by learning the features of level 1-3 questions. They then apply their understanding by formulating meaningful questions about bullying.
Practicing Gratitude Activity:
Use this for Thanksgiving before break or anytime during the year to get students thinking about gratitude: The benefits, and how they can practice gratitude in their own lives.
Teaching Respectful Dialogue:
Introduce advanced students to Foucault and establish guidelines for respectful classroom discussions. In this lesson, students consider the differences between "dialogue" and "polemic." This lesson can also be useful for helping students consider multiple opposing viewpoints when they conduct research.
Introduction to Disability Studies:
Students need to be able to work with diverse partners, and understand multiple points of view. In this activity, students examine the term "disability" and recognize disability as an ambiguous, and contested term. They will use evidence and reasoning to back up claims about what "disability" is and what it looks like. This kind of critical interrogation of the disability label can be crucial in helping students recognize and counter disability stereotypes.
In this lesson, students work cooperatively with their peers and teacher to solve a problem: What is grit? How can we teach character traits like “grit”?
*BONUS* Ninteteen Practical Organizers for the ELA Classroom:
How is this related to a positive classroom environment? This resource will save you some time and effort!
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