Boris can't work in the dark, the problem is too big too budge... This lesson teaches growth mindset and how it applies to problem solving. Dave shows the children that their ability isn't fixed, but tough situations can help one grow. Boris then incorporates this attitude into his situation, and he learns to use a flash light - problem solved!
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Awareness.' It teaches one important aspect of the larger CASEL value - Growth Mindset. In this episode Dave outlines the practical steps needed for Boris to leave behind a fixed mindset and problem solve with a growth mindset. Like Boris, the children will come away from this lesson of with a identity grounded in self-efficacy. This lesson teaches them grit which will form the children's self-awareness with a sense of confidence and purpose.
This lesson cross-references with B-LS 9. B-SMS 6. 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.
BS6: Being Safe - how to ask for advice or help for themselves or others
The disciples were fishing all night and caught nothing. Ready to give up, they saw a strange man approaching telling them, “Cast your nets on the other side.” They could have given up, but the tried one more time. The man was Jesus and they were unable to haul in the net because of all the fish. Their decision to persevere was instrumental to the success. In the life of a disciple, the tenacity to keep going is what will make the difference between finding that subtle breakthrough moment verse stopping just shy of the “net on the other side” victory moment. Keep hoping.
Additional Scriptures: Isaiah 41:10, Romans 5:3-5, James 1: 2-4