FREE RESOURCES INTRODUCING GROW YOUR MIND TO THE CLASSROOM THE NUTS AND BOLTS GROW YOUR MIND MANUALIf you are a educator wanting to know where to start with Grow Your Mind – check out our manual. TEACHING OVERVIEWWant to get a quick grasp on the topics covered in GYM? Have a read of this document! RECOMMENDED BOOK LISTEven busy teachers read books! Get your library involved too. STRENGTH DISCUSSION POINTERSInspired by the VIA character strengths, we have broken down what each strength (plus a few extra goodies) looks like + sounds like in the classroom & playground. GROW YOUR MIND LESSONS12 interactive lesson plans linked to the curriculum to get you started in the classroom. WHO WE ARETestimonials, vision and a break down of our digital offering CUT ME OUT + STICK ME IN BOOKSMake it easy for other educators to see the theme of each book + suggested activities LEARNING SESSIONS FOR PRE + K7 learning sessions to introduce GYM in your preschool or kindergarten COLOUR ME IN EMOTIONAL REGULATIONUse alone or with lesson 1 BRAIN AWARENESS: COLOUR EACH ANIMALUse alone or with lesson 1 GROWTH MINDSET TREEUse alone or with lesson 6 NEW! SENSITIVE OCTOPUS!Use alone or with lesson 3 Podcast Colouring-in sheets SEASON 1 Episode 1 Meet the animals Episode 2 B.O.B it up Episode 3Stuff-ups take courage Episode 4 More dangerous than smoking Episode 5 This too shall pass Episode 6 The key to living to 100 Episode 7 The perfect antidote Episode 8 The problem we all live with SEASON 2 Episode 1 Meet the sensitive octopus Episode 2 Rewrite the rules Episode 3 You can’t grow it alone Episode 4 Would you rather Episode 5 Love without a home Episode 6 Get your daily dose SEASON 3 Episode 1The Green Eyed Monster Episode 2 Keep it but free Episode 3 The Invisible Line Episode 4 Generous Assumptions Episode 5Ouch it Hurts Episode 6Lost in the Woods WORKSHEET WORLD DOSE OF WELLBEING FOR: 3-6 THEME: BRAIN AWARENESS TO GO WITH: DOSE POSTER & Lesson 3/4 FIND A FEELINGFOR: 3-6 THEME: EMOTIONAL LITERACY TO GO WITH: FLIP TO FLOURISH & LESSON 3/4 ADD YET FOR: 3-6 THEME: Growth Mindset TO GO WITH: Growth mindset tree poster & lesson 5 TIPS FOR SAYING SORRYFor: Year 3 – 6A student friendly way to explain what a good apology involves. Conflict is a normal part of any relationship. Print and ask students to Think Pair Share after reading it. TO GO WITH: More Dangerous than Smoking podcast episode ADVOCACY POSTCARDFor: Year 2 – 6 Print off and invite students to write to their local MP about an issue surrounding climate change with a direct call to action. TO GO WITH: the Would you rather? episode on the Grow Your Mind podcast. GUIDE TO WRITING A PERSUASIVE LETTERUse this as an extension to the advocacy postcard or as a brainstorming session before sending the postcard. Wake me up + Calm me down by FOR: 1-6 THEME: Brain Awareness TO GO WITH: Animal posters & Lesson 1 BREATHING SYLES FOR TEACHERS TO READFOR: K-6 THEME: Mindfulness TO GO WITH: Flip to Flourish & Lesson 1 BRAINSTORM KEY INGREDIENTSFOR: 3-6 THEME: Respectful RelationshipsTO GO WITH: More dangerous than Smoking podcast episode (this is part of the student reflection journal) ROLE OF THE ANIMALSFOR: 1-6THEME: BRAIN AWARENESS TO GO WITH: BRAIN POSTER & LESSON 1 INTERNAL WEATHER FOR: PRE K-6 THEME: MINDFULNESS TO GO WITH: TRAFFIC LIGHT POSTER & LESSON 2 Internal weather description FOR: 1-6 THEME: mindfulnessTO GO WITH: flip to flourish & lesson 2 To Do Challenge TemplateFOR: 1-6 THEME: mental health TO GO WITH: YouTube video lesson EXAMPLE TO DO CHALLENGE (COMPLETED)FOR: 1-6 THEME: MENTAL HEALTH TO GO WITH:YOUTUBE VIDEO LESSON Gratitude letterFOR: 2-6 THEME: gratitude TO GO WITH: flip to flourish & Lesson 2 MEDITATION – FOR TEACHERS TO READFOR: K-6 THEME: OPTIMISIM TO GO WITH: FLIP TO FLOURISH & LESSON 2 CLASSROOM COMPASS OF VALUES PRINT OUT AND CHOOSE 4 VALUES TO GUIDE YOUR CLASS Insular cortexFOR: pre 3 – 6 THEME: brain awarenessTO GO WITH: brain poster DEAR WISE OWLFOR: 3-6 THEME: BRAIN AWARENESS TO GO WITH: BRAIN POSTER & LESSON 3/4 Dear wise owlFOR: k-2 THEME: brain awareness TO GO WITH: brain poster & Lesson 3/4 SHARK VS DOLPHIN THINKING FOR: 3-6 THEME: OPTIMISIM TO GO WITH: FLIP TO FLOURISH & LESSON 6 Strengths Word SearchFor: Year 2 – 6 THEME: Character StrengthsTO GO WITH: Introductory lessons + podcast episode: The Perfect Antidote No mud no lotus FOR: 3-6 THEME: Grit & resilienceTO GO WITH: Growth mindset tree poster & lesson 7 know & grow a strengthFOR: 2-6 THEME: character strengths TO GO WITH: character strengths poster & lesson 7 WEEDS & FLOWERS WORKSHEETFOR: K-6THEME: RESILIENCE HOW TO USE: STUDENTS MATCH STATEMENTS WITH EITHER WEEDS OR FLOWERS – PLAY IT WITH OUR BOARD GAME KINDNESS INTENTIONFOR: 2-6 THEME: KINDNESS TO GO WITH: FLIP TO FLOURISH & LESSON 8 Comprehension tasks Dear kids love your brainFOR: 5- 6 THEME: BRAIN AWARENESS TO GO WITH: DOSE POSTER & ext to GYM lessons THE SCIENCE OF COMPASSION FOR: 5-6THEME: COMPASSION TO GO WITH: FLIP TO FLOURISH & EXT TO GYM LESSONS insular cortex FOR: 5-6 THEME: brain awareness TO GO WITH: dose poster & ext to gym lessons Ext. themes on relationships to dive into healthy friendships – should nourish youFOR: 3-6THEME: relationships how to use: invite students to write their ingredients for a healthy friendship CONNECTION FOR: PRE K-6THEME: RELATIONSHIPS HOW TO USE: GET STUDENTS TO CREATE CONVERSATION STARTERS & START CONNECTING managing conflict FOR: 3-6 THEME: relationshipshow to use: invite students to aim for small guard dogs when next addressing conflict. Ask them to reframe the way they approach conflict Video Lessons Guess Who Series – character strength spotting stories Mini lessons on Positive Education areas Teacher wellbeing video A few final goodies Teacher daily checklistFOR: pre k – 6THEME: whole school wellbeing how to use: stick it nearby & use as a reminder for ways to briefly boost class wellbeing A SNAPSHOT of CONTENT CONTINUUMLove Grow Your Mind? Get a quick idea of how the content can grow and change with each year level with this snapshot SAMPLE NEWSLETTER TIPSAfter a whole school common language? Communication between school and home is incredibly important. Here are some samples, feel free to cut, paste and edit as you wish. Mental Health Month 2022 free handbook Mental Health Month 2022 HandbookEnjoy a week of Grow Your Mind curated activities to celebrate mental health month.