When Robots Fly
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.
Up Next in Unit 1 - Don't Forget to Let Love in!
Not All Food is Friendly
Boris will not have any chocolate... Dave and Boris explore how to obtain mental clarity amongst a storm of helpful and unhelpful thoughts. Not every thought in our brain should be digested, or for Boris, just because the chocolate is in the kitchen, that doesn't mean he has to eat it!