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This exercise provides the opportunity to step physically into the realm of emotion, and to change feelings by walking through them! This could be used for students or adults, and is a great exercise for demonstrating the power of choice with emotions.
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A 2 min trailer about using optimism for social change, teaching young people in poverty to take ownership of the future. Great for Exercise Optimism — but also for Pursue Noble Goals. What skills do these young people need to “get on the map”? What would YOU need to teach these kids? 🙂 -J
From Korea’s Got Talent, this is a beautiful video about empathy and optimism — it speaks to resiliency and the greatness of human spirit. This young man grew up in abject poverty. He went on to win a scholarship to an arts school, and his singing is divine. Could be used to explore assumptions – […]
This ad shows an orchestra “flashmob” playing Ode to Joy, there is something deeply touching about this apparently spontaneous (even though it’s carefully planned) orchestra creating a gift of joy in the public space. Sponsored by Spain’s Sabadell bank. Could be used for Optimism (sense of possibility), Empathy (emotional connections), Navigate Emotions (emotional transformation), or???
Posted September 2, 2015 by Tommaso Procicchiani
This shows a number of people who “failed” and how that turned into success (e.g., Lucille Ball & Beatles turned down, Abraham Lincoln defeated in 8 elections) “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived” Great for EXERCISE OPTIMISM and generally for resilience, learning, empathy, and defining success.
Children are born optimistic and tend to stay optimistic until about age 6 or 7. At that time, life’s difficulties tend to impinge and the door is opened for pessimism and learned helplessness. To develop a healthy mindset, students need to develop the skills of optimism. This worksheet is a fun, interactive lesson for students […]
This is a lovely piece on resilience & optimism – story of adversity below – and what they’ve achieved is both inspiring and heartful. In a Chinese modern dance competition on TV one very unique couple won one of the top prizes. The lady, in her 30’s, was a dancer who had trained since she […]
This is a fab video of a young man (12) Navigating Emotions to show incredible resilience and optimism. He starts to sing and the judge stops him saying “you’ve got this all wrong” (ouch!) Stop video here and ask people how they’d be feeling? What patterns might you fall into now? Then continue to show […]