Character Building GROWTH MINDSET Lessons: Life / Learning Skills For 2023

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    Did your students GIVE UP too easily this year?

    Now is the perfect time to get ready for 2023!

    A week of Character Education lessons to remind your students HOW to learn and persevere!

    Includes student Growth Mindset survey.

    Don't just learn about a Growth Mindset. Practice staying in a Growth Mindset while you struggle through differentiated puzzles!


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    Use this life-long tool over and over again!

    • Set a tone of NOT GIVING UP after the BACK TO SCHOOL honeymoon is over!

    • Teach important lessons if you ever need to fill a period.

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    • Detailed lesson plans so you can leave it with a supply teacher.

    • IN-PERSON or ONLINE LEARNING.

    TEACH students HOW to approach life challenges (Covid-19), systemic racism, and academic challenges with a growth mindset... in any subject.

    • We don't have to be perfect, but let's try to be better than who we were yesterday.

    • And, that starts with explicitly talking about challenges and strategies to overcome the tough stuff.

    The best time to plant a tree was 25 years ago. The second best time is now.

    • This unit is perfect for teachers who believe we can raise students with character regardless of what subjects we teach!

    • If you believe students need grit, tenacity, and resilience at school and in other parts of their lives, then this is a great way to explore GROWTH MINDSET and SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING skills with your students.



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    August 26, 2022 UPDATE: Thanks to Heidi A for letting me know the language warning in the lesson plan for The Rock was not obvious enough.

    I added a language warning to the slides regarding the videos for The Rock and Ellen

    • Slides 139 to 142: The Rock - language warning (see lesson plan pg 40) 

    • Slides 147 to 150: Ellen - trigger content warning (see lesson plan pg 46) 

    KEEPING IT REAL - Content Warning:

    Everyone teaches in a different classroom reality. We have different student populations, teaching styles, and comfort zones.

    Please take note of the following information. This way, you can make an informed decision about how to handle the following two videos in your classroom.

    They are examples of real-world character building, but not all teachers may feel comfortable using them.

    - The Rock -

    Here is the content warning in the lesson plan regarding the YouTube video for the Rock (pg 40.) You can also see this warning in the Section B PREVIEW PDF

    Diversity Opportunity: 

    Sometimes, we have stereotypes about people who are in low socio-economic classes. The Rock breaks those stereotypes by working harder than everyone else until he succeeds.

    Language Warning:

    • 9:09 you’re gonna get your ass kicked; we’re gonna get the s* kicked out of us.
    • 11:49 get your ass kicked

    For this lesson, watch 8 minutes from 8:40 to 16:48 of this video clip:

    *please see the questions at the bottom of this product description to see why I include this video.

    - Ellen -

    NOTE: Trigger Content Warning:

    Here is the content warning in the lesson plan (pg 46.) You can also see this in the Section B PREVIEW PDF

    Content Warning:

    • Her girlfriend was killed (in a car accident) and she passed by the scene (unaware.) 
    • She talks about how she realized she had purpose when kids who almost committed suicide but didn’t wrote to her.

    Video (approx 5 minutes): https://youtu.be/RnNN4EjU5lg

    Question: Did you screen the video with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? Are you aware there's swearing / cussing?

    • Yes, I did screen the video. Yes, I am aware of the swearing. For this reason, I suggest watching the 8 minutes from 8:40 to 16:48. Even then, the Rock cusses at 9:09 and 11:49, hence the language warning in the lesson plan.

    • I think there's value in analyzing what the Rock has gone through to look for lessons about perseverance. But I recognize that not all teachers are comfortable with cussing.

    • The language warning has been in the lesson plan since the product was first published.

    • With the July 27, 2022 update, I included the lesson plan in the Section B PREVIEW PDF - this way teachers can see the entire lesson before buying.

    • On Aug 26, 2022, I put a language warning on the slides themselves so it's more obvious to teachers. I also added information about the language warning at the top of the product description and bottom of the product description. In the Preview video and Preview PDF, I added a red "content warning" bubble to draw attention to the language warning.

    Question: Can you make a copy of the video and edit out the swearing?

    • Unfortunately no, it's not my video. I am not the owner of the YouTube video. I do not own the copyright to the content in the video. We are using it under Fair Use doctrine (student research, education.)

    Question: But other people copy and repost content all the time.

    • Just because someone does something on the internet (or anywhere else,) doesn't mean they're allowed to.

    • I am not a lawyer. I would have to consult an Intellectual Property Lawyer to find out what I can and cannot do. Even then, I may have to spend legal fees to defend my use.

    • Cool fact: Sometimes, you see someone else content that is "obviously" not theirs. Only the copyright owner can force YouTube to take down the video. Sometimes, the copyright owner chooses to leave the video up because they make money from the ads on that video (Source.)

    Question: Can you find a different video of the Rock - one without swearing?

    • I used to have a different YouTube video of The Rock, but that one is no longer available.

    • I tried finding a motivational version of the Rock's story where he doesn't swear. I'm still trying. The Rock swears.

    • If you happen to find a good video that talks about getting evicted, working harder than anyone else in the room, and how he only had a few dollars in his pocket, I'd love to see it. Please email me at Mike@educircles.org

    Version 2022-07-27a - language warning update 

    Updated on Friday, August 26, 2022. Thanks to Heidi A for letting me know the language warning in the lesson plan for The Rock was not obvious enough.

    • I added the language warning to the slides regarding the videos for The Rock and Ellen
      • Slides 139 to 142: *language warning (see lesson plan pg 40) 
      • Slides 147 to 150: *trigger content warning (see lesson plan pg 46) 

    • Fixed a copy/paste error in the footer of 6Cs Character - Chapter Review handout

    SINGLE PDF update - v2022-07-29


    This product now has a Single PDF to print (with a File Table of Contents and all handouts)

    • I added a digital learning version (Easel by TpT

    • I added Microsoft versions for all files

    • Updated teaching content:
      • Replaced the YouTube video for The Rock (slides 139-142); updated lesson plan discussion points.
      • Combined the video analysis into a single lesson (Lesson B1) 
      • Updated the self-evaluation handout

    • Content has been moved around and renamed

    If you have any questions, please ask in the Question section or email me at Mike@educircles.org

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