Boris doesn't have any wings... Dave and Boris explore how to focus on and employ personal strengths as a form of overcoming perceived self-weakness and a depression that might ensue from a hyper focus on individual failings. Boris learns to love his strengths even while coming to terms with the fact that he cannot fly.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Awareness' from the CASEL 5. It teaches children to identify one's emotions, and understand how to link feelings, values, and thoughts. The episode shows an adult (Dave) modeling honesty and vulnerability. Ultimately the lesson encourages and educates children on how to develop a growth mindset.
This lesson cross-references with M 1. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
RR4 : Respectful Relationships - the importance of self respect and how it links to happiness.
MW2 : Mental Wellbeing - that there are a range of emotions that all humans experience.
So much of the Christian journey is about learning to think God’s thoughts. Just as Paul says in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 our battle is not in the flesh but in the brain - a battle against mindsets. One of the biggest areas of our minds that needs renewing is the way we think about ourselves. God has precious thoughts towards us as numerous as the sand by the sea (Psalm 139:17, 18). If we knew how God saw us, we would not want to be anyone else!
Additional Scriptures: Genesis 1:26-28, Psalm 139, Romans 12:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:18