Boris wants to build the future ... but he has to find the right tools. Dreams are the tools that build the future. In this lesson children will learn the importance of the imagination as the primary means for groundbreaking social change; children will discover the essential role that imagination plays in building a growth mindset.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Responsible Decision-Making.' In the episode Dave and Boris demonstrate the importance of imagination, curiosity, and open-mindedness in regards to problem solving. The lesson outlines the perseverance that complex decision making requires. The episode ultimately helps the students make the link between creativity and determination in order to sufficiently prepare them for making reasoned judgments.
This lesson cross-references with B-LS 2. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
MW4 : Mental Wellbeing - how to judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate.
MW6 : Mental Wellbeing - simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests.
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