Students will develop a positive attitude toward work and learning.
Questions Before you Begin
The reason this lesson is important is because when you are an adult someday, you are going to do things that are difficult for you. But what I want you to remember is that if something is difficult or hard for you, you will be able to overcome that difficulty if you stay positive and keep trying.
Watch the "Growth Mindset-Neuroplasticity" Song
Watch You Fantastic Elastic Brain
String Neuron Map
Materials needed: Roll of yarn
Students sit in a circle and think of something they are not good at, yet. As they say what they are not good at yet, they toss the ball of string to the next person. When each person has had a turn, have them carefully stand with their brain map. Point out that these are “not yet” connections and when they find support, balance, time, courage, resiliency, strategy, a path, practice, etc., then the connections will get stronger.
The Coin Flip Challenge
Materials needed: Penny for each student, Space
Each student will need a penny and space to flip it. The student places a penny on their forearm and flips it into the palm of their hand. You may want to tell students they have a limited amount of time and set a timer (5-10 minutes is more than enough time). Once they have finished the challenge, come together to discuss the following:
Watch " The Coin Flip!" Challenge