Lifting People Up

Flint Lockwood, the protagonist from the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, thinks he's a weirdo who can't do anything right. Scholars watch a clip from the movie and use it to discuss how to positively influence others. After the discussion, they answer reflection questions about perseverance and resilience. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups discuss the following question: What is a positive feedback loop?
  • Ask individuals to keep a list of ways to re-frame their own negative thoughts 
Classroom Considerations
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  • First of four Responding with Kindness lessons
  • Includes links to outside resources
  • Provides useful tips for instructing diverse students 
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Common Core