Understanding the HeartSmart Values

Understanding the HeartSmart Values

HeartSmart 101 (2017)
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Understanding the HeartSmart Values
  • Introduction

    Discuss the following questions with a colleague:
    What do you think of the Aristotle quote that Dave used; ‘to educate the heart without educating the mind is no education at all’ ?
    Do you think slogans impact your internal dialogue and decision making at all?
    What’s the difference between charac...

  • Don't Forget to Let Love in!

    Discuss the following questions with a colleague:
    Why do you think HeartSmart starts with developing a healthy internal dialogue?
    What do you think about the link between validation and having a resilient/growth mindset?
    Can you recognise any children in your class who often listen to the Scrapma...

  • Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy!

    Discuss the following questions with a colleague:
    Have you got any recent selfies you can share with each other?!
    Define entitlement and discuss how do you see it play out in the classroom?
    Who do you know that is a great listener? How does their listening to you make you feel?
    Why is empathy imp...

  • Don't Hold On to What's Wrong!

    Discuss the following questions with a colleague:
    Why is learning how to walk through disappointment, mistrust and hurt important for growing in resilience?
    Why does resentment hurt us more than the other person?
    What’s the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation?
    Do we ever find it har...

  • Fake is a Mistake!

    Discuss the following questions with a colleague:
    Do you agree with the statement that truth and love go together?
    Why is not having the courage or skillset to tell the truth a problem?
    What can we do to create a culture where children are more likely to tell the truth?
    What can you do to increas...

  • No Way Through isn't True!

    Discuss the following questions with a colleague:
    Why is it important to first affirm our students with the message that they are loved before they can develop resilience? Why this order?
    Why does sensitizing the brain to possibility and a ‘can do attitude’ lead one towards a lifestyle of overcom...