Do your students understand the importance of a BALANCED Growth Mindset? Could they benefit from learning new strategies which would support a balanced mindset?
The activities in this unit are intended to inspire students to take responsibility for their learning and enable them to think critically about what it takes to be successful. Teaching students the value of a growth mindset early on will support their endeavors throughout a lifetime. Evidence shows that there is value in the belief that you can get smarter through hard work and practice. A growth mindset is important for all students whether they excel or struggle. It’s also a great way to support unmotivated students. It shows that they have the potential to do better in school if they put forth the effort. Kids love to doodle. Kids love to play. What better way to motivate them than with ZenDoodling and Hula Hoops? It’s a great way to teach the importance of Maintaining a Growth Mindset and Balance in their lives! Enjoy!
In addition to strategies for maintaining BALANCE in their lives, this workshop provides an opportunity to create a fun Craftivity which makes a perfect bulletin board display! Bonus Display Quotes are included as well as blank flags for students to make their own! Check out more details in my preview.
The pages are structured so that teachers are able to read along with students or have students read independently, complete the activities as a whole group and then discuss or share. The workshop is designed to be easy prep and easy follow-through. I find that the natural discussions are the best part! Enjoy!
Learning Objectives | After completing the lessons in this workshop, students will:
• Identify and appreciate the need for balance in their lives
• Recognize strategies for maintaining balance
• Understand the concept of Ancient Chinese Yin and Yang
• Know that balance is important for success in our lives
• An interactive ZenDoodle Yin and Yang Craftivity
• Informational Text
• Discussion Prompts
• The Story of Yin and Yang? Suggested YouTube Video included
• Directives to play solo games that are calming. (Suggested brain break balance game | Jenga-type Wooden Block Game)
• Know That You Can Only Control You
• Bonus Hula Hoop Lesson
• Bonus: 3 Bulletin Board Banners. Print on colored paper, cut and arrange on wall, easy breezy…4 extra forms for students to make their own banner to add to your display!
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This Enrichment Workshop is perfect for a GATE pullout program, Monthly Gifted Curriculum, Parent-led enrichment, Grade-level rotation, Homeschool, After-school or Sub Plans