Going for Goals (primary) or Keep on Learning (secondary)

resources for G for G

Class DoJo animations and lessons

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You will really like these! Class DoJo have partnered with Yale, Stanford, and Harvard universities to create some really useful primary videos, discussion guides, and activities where students will:

• Manage powerful emotions through mindfulness

• Tackle self-talk and positive thinking

• Learn how to take on big challenges

• Explore moods and attitudes

• Discover the power of growth mindset

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Dealing with challenge

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This session from 2simple has some useful challenge activities that would be good for a carousel in the hall, with children then exploring the feelings they experienced when undertaking the tasks – and how they coped with those feelings. The slides and teaching about emotional resilience are a bit basic and not quite so useful.

New Year lesson plans

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This toolkit from Mentally Healthy Schools has primary activities, lesson plans and assembly plans to help children to think about who they are as a person, recognise what they are good at, identify positive things about themselves, learn from their experiences and set goals.

One 20-30 minute activity helps encourage staff and pupils to think about their aspirations for the year ahead, especially in relation to mental health and wellbeing.

Mindmap your goals primary and secondary lesson

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This is a primary or secondarylesson which encourages students to think about goals and create a mind-map of their goals in and outside of school. It was created by maz1- thank you!

Great secondary lesson about pursuing goals

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These well differentiated  resources consist of a PowerPoint, worksheets, and film clips for a lesson about self-confidence and pursuing goals. They were created by EC_Resources. Thank you!

Films for all ages - goal setting, growth mindset, resilience

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Going up in age from early years to secondary....

At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnrHZ_uvtxk we have Sesame Street songs and film about not giving up – good for early years Going for Goals

At https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCtZVzCT_9X55Nfj3jYEzr1deseyHRpfB is Class Dojo’s nice set of five films about Growth Mindset for primary pupils.

On this link is a fun song to learn as a class - ‘I have a go’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fq1jvIy2AE

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