The goal of this lesson is to cause behavioral change in the learner. The learner will learn to define the skill as a pattern of behaviors that he or she has a choice over in their personal life. Through knowledge, goal setting, practice, and reflection, the learner will gain a new understanding of the practice and impact of this skill in their own life and those around them. (Total time, 45-60 Minutes)
Your students will learn these important keys to Honesty:
Accuracy - the sooner we record or share the truth, the more accurate it will be
Objectivity - It is easy to allow our biases to influence the truth, fight your biases
Vulnerability - Being willing to let honesty shine an unwanted light on you
Courage - Some people do not want to hear the truth, but we still must speak it
Empathy - take the time to think through how the truth will impact someone
Respect - Deliver truth based on who deserves to have it regardless of other factors
Truth is something that can be hotly debated today because it is subjective to many people. Rather than delve into the moral debate of this topic, we need to center instead on the issue of honesty.
Truth relates to the validity or value of the information, whereas honesty is a matter of how you handle and deliver the information. That is what you want to deal with in this coaching session - how you share the information you have been entrusted with.
Everything you need to teach the lesson and carry on the discussion exercises with your class is on the slides. This presentation is taken directly from the workbook pages and is a great compliment to the workbook. You can use this presentation in conjunction with the workbook or as a stand alone resource. We also include “My Ownership Pledge” which challenges the students to take personal Honesty for their behavior, lives, and personal growth.
This resource will help your students learn what Honesty is, how they need to change their behaviors, and how to use it in their own life through goal setting. There are two discussion sections in the lesson which you can use with the entire class or break them up into small groups. It has an easy to understand model for the skill describing the necessary behaviors, the destructive behaviors, and misconceptions. There is a section for personal goal setting and the opportunity to pick a real life situation to practice the skill. The student begins to learn how their behavior impacts those around them by identifying two people who will benefit from their growth in Honesty. Finally, a reflection section is included for the end of the week so the student can reflect on what they have learned and how it has changed them. This can also aid in Common Core goals. Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in a recent paper states: ”Educators and social and emotional learning (SEL) experts are increasingly acknowledging that building students’ SEL skills can help schools meet the Common Core State Standards(CCSS).” (https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/files/gse-mcc/files/sel_and_common_core_1.pdf)
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