Boris has arrived... This lesson introduces this story of Boris the Robot who has the smarts and a heart. In his story, Boris learns to identify negative internal dialogue and allow love and affirmation from the right sources into his heart.
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 thoughts with feelings. The lesson then propels them towards experiencing self-efficacy and developing a growth mindset.
This lesson cross-references with M 1. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
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