Creating a positive home schooling environment helps set the scene. If possible choose some peaceful back ground music or nature sounds. There are endless choices found under meditation music. Invite fresh air into your space by the window or outdoors and try to set up in a clean and tidy space away from clutter.
Super Power Lessons
These lesson plans and resources make the perfect addition to homeschooling and can be used as an “after school activity” or in addition to current wellbeing programs. Some teachers use the lessons as brain breaks from the School curriculum.
Each lesson plan and resource is designed to increase self-awareness + social & emotional learning for all ages.
Both Adults & children can practise a more positive self-talk or otherwise known as a “Growth Mindset” along with embracing a healthy life skills.
The Super Power Lesson plans consist of 13 worksheet choices. Children are asked to do a short visualisation and interactive activity with a family member or buddy. Each worksheet choice brings an opportunity to colour, draw & write about each of the 36 x Super Power strengths. At the same time each worksheet is designed to incorporate a Growth Mindset Language.
It is proven and endorsed by psychologist that any creative activity helps to bring about a peaceful & calm mind. Whilst in this peaceful state of mind children are able to self-reflect and improve their focus & attention skills.
As a primary school teacher with over 20 years’ experience, I have found that incorporating mindfulness activities in the classroom has helped to reduce the students’ stress and anxiety, along with improving their concentration and engagement. I recently extended this practice into my art teaching and used Kylie’s SuperPower card deck to help unleash a child’s creative potential. The beautifully illustrated SuperPower cards set the tone of the session, and Kylie’s easy-to-follow prompts helped the students settle into a flow of freedom and curiosity with different art materials. Her entire range of colouring-in books, cards, affirmation prints and complete lesson plans have had a great impact on my students and I’m sure would be a welcomed addition to any teacher’s classroom tool kit.
As a primary school teacher for the past 13 years and currently working in the learning support team these affirmation cards have been a success. The super power concept has been appealing for children and as we know words are quite powerful so the “I am “, “I can” and “I will” statements have promoted the importance of positiveness. These cards can be utilised in many different ways as a focus of the week, or a focus a day or as a quick 5 minute brain break in the classroom. Now putting my mum hat on I have used these cards in my children’s lunch boxes to hopefully uplift their spirits for the day. What a great concept Kylie in trying to help our little minds become more mindful and ultimately have a growth mindset in order to be more resilient.