Year 1 - Films
Re-Opening Slammed Doors
Boris has slammed the door... Amber and Boris have gotten into a fight, and Boris asks Dave for help. Dave shows Boris healthy mechanisms for processing emotions that come up after an argument. Eventually Boris and Amber resolve.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Relationship-Skills.' It teaches children effective conflict resolution. Dave gives practical tools and mindfulness strategies on how to manage negative emotions in relational settings. He shows how to reach a safe place internally amongst a mental swirl of frustration with others. The episode ultimately models how to developing positive relationships even amongst healthy conflict.
This lesson cross-references with B-SS 2. 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.
MW4 : Mental Wellbeing - how to judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate.
CF4 : Caring Friendships - that most friendships have ups and downs, and that these can often be worked through so that the friendship is repaired or even strengthened, and that resorting to violence is never right.
Up Next in Unit 3 - Don't Hold On to What's Wrong!
Big Rocks Clear the Way
Boris makes Floris a fancy meal... While cooking Boris feels his heart and brain fill up with stress. He has two hours to make Floris a meal that takes five hours to cook. Boris's time priorities are a little out of wack. Ben and the friends help Boris out through an object lesson involving big r...
The Watch What You Watch Watch
Boris has a new watch ... this watch is for watching what he watches. Whatchu think about that? Dave and Boris help children understand why there are age ratings on movies and TV shows. Professor LoCascio explains the brain science behind age ratings. This episode teaches children that their hear...