TEACH your students HOW to approach life challenges (Covid-19) and academic challenges with a growth mindset... in any subject.
We need to raise students with character regardless of what subjects we teach because they’ll need grit, tenacity, and resilience at school, at home, at work, in relationships and in their day-to-day lives.
The start of the school year is a great time to do this lesson package. The second best time to teach this is right now.
This is especially true today with new information constantly coming to us about Coronavirus (Covid-19).
This package does not contain any information, examples, or language specifically about the Coronavirus pandemic.
And, that's a good thing because that makes that makes this lesson package timeless. You can use this lesson today within the context of Covid-19 and having to figure out distance learning, or you can use it in the future when the next obstacle appears.
Also, we don't want to give your students outdated information. Nor do we want to potentially trigger anxiety by hyper-focusing on Covid-19. So, this package uses Sudoku puzzles as an opportunity for your students to develop grit and resiliance.
This is the good stuff. No, seriously. Check out the preview PDF to see everything that you're getting.
Thu, April 2, 2020 update: Covid-19 is changing the way we teach.
If you are still teaching in a classroom, here are 3 ways to help prepare your students for distance learning:
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SAVE HOURS OF PREP WORK. These lessons are high-interest and visually appealing. It will hook your students!
SAVE MONEY! THIS PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE IN A MEGA BUNDLE
In the zipped file, you get:
OVER A WEEK of lessons to do with your class to help your students build inner strength and character (grit, tenacity, perseverance.)
THIS IS A TOTAL OF 264 SLIDES / PAGES in 7 LESSONS. If you want to teach character education, we just saved you an incredible amount of prep work!
NOTE: THIS LESSON IS PART OF A LARGER BUNDLE about Exploring the Six Cs / 21st Century Skills / Competencies
The Six Cs are a bunch of transferable skills that you can use at school, at home, at a job… pretty much anywhere. They’re learning skills to help us be successful in the 21st century.
Each Chapter package focuses on a different “C” and contains different lessons, slides, videos, and handouts. Although we use the same structure in each chapter (activity, video, vocabulary building), there is no overlap of content between packages.
Lessons can be purchased individually, or you can SAVE MONEY and purchase the entire unit as a BUNDLE.
GO ON... TELL ME MORE about this CHARACTER BUILDING GROWTH MINDSET package:
In this package, we have a series of lessons that
CHAPTER BIG IDEA:
After this chapter, students will be able to explain that Character is about:
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. EXPERIENCE struggles/character building through two activities: a mindset self-evaluation activity, and a sudoku activity
2. WATCH and discuss short videos of celebrities talking about character-building experiences in their lives.
3. UNDERSTAND what “character” is by using a vocabulary building graphic organizer (Frayer model) to brainstorm features of Character, examples and non-examples of Character, and finally narrow down essential characteristics of the word.
WHO IS THIS PACKAGE FOR? HOW COULD YOU USE THIS?
Teachers could use this in their classrooms to introduce character and growth mindsets.
1. Homeroom / Advisory teachers
2. Literacy teachers
3. History teachers
4. School leaders (Principals, Admin, Division Leaders) could use this package in their schools to create a common language and exploration of a growth mindset.
5. School Learning Plans (SLPs) exploring “Growth Mindsets”
6. Common Language, Common Learning Goals
Ultimately, this chapter is meant to kick off a year / lifetime of discussion, as opposed to being a one-off activity. If all classes start off with the same approach, then throughout the year, as teachers do different activities, you could still connect it back to concepts of growth mindset, and how to persevere.
PROPOSED GAME PLAN: Complete breakdown of ALL 7 LESSONS
We based this schedule on a 50 minute period and providing around 40-45 minutes of content per lesson.
(Let’s be honest. It takes your students a few minutes to wander into class, and you’ll probably need a few minutes at the end of class to go over homework or administrivia stuff.)
Depending on your teaching style and the chattiness of your class, you may find that you can get through all 7 lessons in 5 days… or it stretches out to two full weeks (10 days).
TEACHER TIP: If you’re short on time, cut out some of the rounds of sudoku and only watch one video.
LESSON 1 - Activity #1 What do you believe Self Assessment Handout / Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset (40 min) - SLIDES 1-39
LESSON 2 - Activity #2 Sudoku (40 min) - SLIDES 40 - 90
Round 1 (20 min)
Round 2 (20 min)
Sudoku Strategies #1-3 (10 min) Slide 74 - 89
Round 2 work period (10 min)Slide 90
LESSON 3 - Sudoku continued (45 min) - SLIDES 91 - 124
Round 3 (20 min)
Sudoku Strategies #4-5 (10 min)
Round 3. Work period (10 min) Slide 103
Round 4 (25 min)
Sudoku Strategies #6-9 (15 min)
Round 4. Work period (10 min) Slide 124
LESSON 4 - Sudoku continued and Introducing Videos (40 min) SLIDES 125 - 138
Round 5 (20 min)
Round 5. Work period (10 min) Slide 133
Watch Video (20 min)
LESSON 5 - Videos continued (45 min) - SLIDES 139 - 150
LESSON 6 - Playing with words (40 min) - SLIDES 151 - 167
LESSON 7 - Self Evaluation / Review (40 min) - SLIDES 168 - 175
THE READ ME file in the PREVIEW file section tells you exactly what you get when you buy this product.
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