Boris has a bad feeling about this ... In this episode Dave shows Boris how to put words to feelings. The episode helps children separate their identity from their emotions and thoughts. Just because Boris has a bad thought don't make him a bad person, or robot. Understanding one's emotions can help one take control over situations that may have originally felt overpowering.
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Awareness.' It helps children identify their emotions and make the link between their thought life and the emotions that ensue. This episode builds an attitude of self-compassion and resilience in children, by giving them the tools to differentiate between having a bad thought and being a bad person. Stephanie helps students take agency over their thought life. This contributes to students growing in self-efficacy.
This lesson cross-references with M 1. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
MW2: Mental Wellbeing - that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations.
MW3: Mental Wellbeing - how to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings.
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.