Our “inner coach”is the positive voice inside our head that talks to us all day long. In room 12, we look at how that voice can contribute to our life in a healthy way. It’s easier to listen to our coach when we are focused on the present and not worrying about what has happened in the past or what might happen in the future. Listening to our coach means not giving up and believing, “you can do it!”
Life is full of problems and challenges. Luckily, as we have investigated, most problems that occur at school are little or small problems that can be easily solved. People who solve problems are called problem solvers. Problem solvers look to see how they can make the world better for others. Problem starters make bad things even worse.
Good problem solvers are creative thinkers. They listen to their coach and refuse to quit. When problem solvers work with others, they use the “Yes, and …” strategy to build on other people’s ideas. Below are some videos about some incredible problem solvers. We will begin with the legend of a tiny, but mighty problem solver: the hummingbird.
A very important community agreement in room 21 is: Be kind.
In our program, we have been exploring what being kind to others looks like. We have learned that kindness looks like treating others as we would want to be treated. Below is a video of a story we will be reading during our class lessons.