If you are trying to encourage a growth mindset in your students, and would like them to persevere through learning tasks, this might just be the lesson you’ve been looking for! Real learning takes patience, confidence, and perseverance even when mistakes are made along the way. Try this introductory lesson and then I hope you’ll take a look at the full unit that it is based on.
Time to “Dance in a storm with” your best clothes on (Taylor Swift), to let go of the handlebars, and run through the sprinklers of learning unafraid. This lesson will encourage your students to find the hidden artist or scientist or writer or whatever they dream of being inside themselves.
Included in this free lesson:
- picture book suggestion and one page lesson plan
- directions for silhouette craftivity
- student sample of the craftivity
- link to a video
- song excerpt to use as writing prompt
- color and grayscale journal page to use for writing prompt
Wishing you and your students smooth sailing through the curriculum ahead with renewed confidence and a spirit of fearless learning! Visit this Rainbow City Learning Blog post to learn more about teaching perseverance through the arts!