Boris can’t calculate a square root... Boris gets very down about this. However Dave shows Boris that failures don't define him. He explains to Boris that in times of difficult it is very important to be kind to ourselves. In this lesson, Dave and Boris explore basic cognitive behavioral therapy and support children in building a compassionate internal dialogue.
Materials Required: pencil and paper (mirror and dry erase markers optional)
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Management.'
This lesson cross-references with B-SMS 7. M 2. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
MW1: Mental Wellbeing - that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.
MW3: Mental Wellbeing - how to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings.
MW4: Mental Wellbeing - how to judge whether what they are feeling is appropriate and proportionate.
In the Christian life we are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). This means we cannot be passive about what comes in through the doorway of our brains. This is why Paul tells us to “take every thought captive” (2 Corinthians 10:5). In this episode Dave teaches Boris the skill of filtering the ideas that come into his head. Ideas that glisten with hope and kindness are from the heart of God. Ideas that come to steal kill and destroy are from the voice of the enemy (John 10:10).
Additional Scriptures: Isaiah 26:3, Philippians 4:8