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Introducing Grow Your Mind TO THE CLASSROOM


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Grow Your Mind Manual

If you are a educator wanting to know where to start with Grow Your Mind - check out our manual. 

Teaching Overview
TEACHING OVERVIEW

Want to get a quick grasp on the topics covered in GYM? Have a read of this document!

Recommended Book List

Even busy teachers read books! Get your library involved too.

Strength discussion pointers

Inspired 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 lessons

12 interactive lesson plans linked to the curriculum to get you started in the classroom. 

Grow Your Mind lessons

Testimonials, vision and a break down of our digital offering

Make it easy for other educators to see the theme of each book + suggested activities

Grow Your Mind lessons

7 learning sessions to introduce GYM in your preschool or kindergarten 

Colour Me In

traffic light colouring in page
EMOTIONAL REGULATION

Use alone or with lesson 1

Colouring In Animals
BRAIN AWARENESS:
COLOUR EACH ANIMAL

Use alone or with lesson 1

growth mindset colouring in page
GROWTH MINDSET TREE

Use alone or with lesson 6

Podcast Colouring-in sheets

SEASON 1

podcast episode 1 colouring page

Episode 1 - Meet the animals 

podcast episode 2 colouring page

Episode 2 - B.O.B it up

colouring page episode 3

Episode 3 - Stuff-ups take courage

podcast episode 4 colouring page

Episode 4 - More dangerous than smoking

podcast episode 5 colouring page

Episode 5 - This too shall pass

podcast episode 6 colouring page

Episode 6 - The key to living to 100

episode 7 colouring-in sheet

Episode 7 - The perfect antidote

episode 8 colouring in sheet

Episode 8 - The problem we all live with


SEASON 2

podcast episode 1 colouring page

Episode 1 - Meet the sensitive octopus 

podcast episode 2 colouring page

Episode 2 - Rewrite the rules

colouring page episode 3

Episode 3 - You can't grow it alone

podcast episode 1 colouring page

Episode 4 - Would you rather

podcast episode 2 colouring page

Episode 5 - Love without a home

colouring page episode 3

Episode 6 - Get your daily dose

worksheet world

Strength discussion pointers
Tips for saying sorry

For: Year 3 - 6

A 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

For: 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.

Grow Your Mind lessons


Use this as an extension to the advocacy postcard or as a brainstorming session before sending the postcard.

Animal Grow and Shrink Cheat Sheets
 Wake me up + Calm me down by 

FOR: 1-6 

THEME: Brain Awareness 

TO GO WITH: Animal posters & Lesson 1

Breathing Styles
BREATHING SYLES - FOR TEACHERS TO READ

FOR: K-6 

THEME: Mindfulness 

TO GO WITH: Flip to Flourish & Lesson 1


Brain Echo
brainstorm key ingredients
brainstorm key ingredients

FOR: 3-6 

THEME: Respectful Relationships

TO GO WITH: More dangerous than Smoking podcast episode (this is part of the student reflection journal)

Role of the Animals
role of the animals
FOR: 1-6
THEME: brain awareness
 TO GO WITH: brain poster & lesson 1


Internal Weather
internal weather 
FOR: pre k-6 
THEME: mindfulness
 TO GO WITH: traffic light poster & lesson 2


Internal Weather Description
Internal weather description 
 FOR: 1-6
 THEME: mindfulness
TO GO WITH: flip to flourish & lesson 2
Gratitude Letter
gratitude letter
FOR: 2-6 
THEME: gratitude 
 TO GO WITH: flip to flourish & Lesson 2


Gratitude Meditation
meditation - for teachers to read
FOR: 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
Brush Your Mind draw over it
Insular cortex
FOR: pre 3 - 6
 THEME: brain awareness
TO GO WITH:  brain poster 


Dear Wise Owl
dear wise owl
FOR: 3-6 
THEME: brain awareness 
 TO GO WITH: brain poster & lesson 3/4


Dear Wise Owl k-2
dear wise owl
FOR: k-2 
THEME: brain awareness
 TO GO WITH: brain poster & Lesson 3/4
DOSE of wellbeing
DOSE OF WELLBEING 
FOR: 3-6 
THEME: BRAIN AWARENESS 
 TO GO WITH: DOSE POSTER & Lesson 3/4


Find a feeling
find a feeling
FOR: 3-6 
THEME: emotional literacy
 TO GO WITH: flip to flourish & lesson 3/4


Add Yet
ADD YET 
 FOR: 3-6
 THEME: Growth Mindset 
TO GO WITH: Growth mindset tree poster & lesson 5
Shark and Dolphin
shark vs dolphin thinking  
FOR: 3-6 
THEME: optimisim 
 TO GO WITH: flip to flourish & lesson 6


Strengths Word Search

For: Year 2 - 6 

THEME: Character Strengths

TO GO WITH: Introductory lessons + podcast episode: The Perfect Antidote


No Mud No Lotus resilience
no mud no lotus 
 FOR: 3-6
 THEME: Grit & resilience
TO GO WITH:  Growth mindset tree poster & lesson 7
Know and Grow a Strength
know & grow a strength
FOR: 2-6 
THEME: character strengths 
 TO GO WITH: character strengths poster & lesson 7


Weeds and Flowers worksheet
weeds & flowers worksheet
FOR: k-6
THEME: resilience
 how to use: students match statements with either weeds or flowers - play it with our board game


Kindness Intention
kindness intention
FOR: 2-6 
THEME: kindness
 TO GO WITH: flip to flourish & lesson 8

Comprehension tasks

Comprehension Dear Kids love your brain
Dear kids love your brain
FOR: 5- 6 
THEME: BRAIN AWARENESS 
 TO GO WITH: DOSE POSTER & ext to GYM lessons


Compassion comprehension
the science of compassion  
FOR: 5-6
THEME: compassion 
 TO GO WITH: flip to flourish & ext to gym lessons


Insular Cortex rename
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 worksheet
healthy friendships - should nourish you
FOR: 3-6
THEME: relationships
 how to use: invite students to write their ingredients for a healthy friendship


chatterbox template
connection 
FOR: pre k-6
THEME: relationships
 how to use: get students to create conversation starters & start connecting


conflict worksheet
managing conflict
 FOR: 3-6
 THEME: relationships
how 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 student checklist
teacher daily checklist
FOR: pre k - 6
THEME: whole school wellbeing
 how to use: stick it nearby & use as a reminder for ways to briefly boost class wellbeing


scope ans sequence




A SNAPSHOT of CONTENT CONTINUUM


Love Grow Your Mind?  Get a quick idea of how the content can grow and change with each year level with this snapshot

Newsletter tips


SAMPLE NEWSLETTER TIPS


After 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.