1) To consider the link between eating the right foods and general wellbeing.
2) To stress the importance of a healthy diet as part of the armoury of a productive student.
1) The information supplied in the grids is more than enough information for them to digest.
1) Recap on personal/mission statements and form a link between saying it and doing it (i.e. living well).
2) Ask students to write down their ‘perfect meal’, perhaps even on death row. Do not mention nutrition.
3) Separate the good diet from the bad diet. If they argue it doesn’t matter on death row, tell them the Governor might give them a stay of execution!
4) Let students attempt grids and enjoy the sensory pleasure of ‘smelling’ good foods with memory.
5) Recap on class after grid assignment finished with simple question about what they learned today.
HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED
1) An increased awareness of the correlation between healthy lifestyle/general wellbeing and foods.
2) An awareness of the destruction a bad diet can cause down the road.
Get students to write out the 10 best food combinations for breakfast and the 10 worst. Get a class consensus 1st if time permits.
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” Ann Wigmore
“There are few chemicals that we as a people are exposed to that have as many far-reaching physiological effects on living beings as Monosodium Glutamate does. MSG directly causes obesity, diabetes, triggers epilepsy, destroys eye tissues, is genotoxic in many organs and is the probable cause of ADHD and Autism. Considering that it’s only reported role in food is ‘flavour enhancer’, is that use worth the risk of the myriad physical ailments associated with it? Does the public really want to be tricked into eating more food and faster by a food additive?” John E. Erb
“We can, and must, develop dialogue and relatedness with our body because it’s talking to us all the time. And please remember, your body loves you. It does everything it can to keep you alive and functioning. You can feed it garbage, and it will take it and digest it for you. You can deprive it of sleep, but still it gets you up and running next morning…..It loves you unconditionally and does its best to allow you to live the life you came here for. The real issue in this relationship is not whether your body loves you, but whether you love your body.” Joshua Rosenthal
Title: PLANNING A SUCCESS MAP
Lesson number: 59
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1) Moving from a discussion of best practice with food/good habits etc. to giving them ownership of it.
2) Enabling students to self-reflect, then write down, the priorities needed for a success map.
3) To make out a life map using the resource on intelligence and learning styles at the end of this book.
1) TI: Improving emotional health to:
helpguide.org Gives the full range of tips for students to listen to as teacher reads it. Excellent summation and advice for wellbeing.
1) Recap on best/worst breakfast homework orally.
2) Have a general discussion on the challenges the students face in the modern world (social media bullying/pace of change in society/increasing pressures to have virtual friends etc.). Ask for solutions to combat the problems.
3) Let students fill in grids and prioritise the points.
4) Ask them for their points ratings for each individual grid and explore why they rated them as they did.
5) Ask them to fill in the intelligence grids available at the back of Blue-Sky Thinking or this book.
6) Discuss the implications of the grids for their career choices.
7) Try out an intelligence test for young teens at cteresource.org.
8) Recap by asking them what they got out of today’s lesson.
“Aut viam inveniam aut facium.” “I’ll either find a way or make one.” Latin proverb
1) Use the intelligence grids at the end of this book to enable the students to perceive their strengths and weaknesses as learners. The best site on the net for learning styles and intelligence tests for 11-15-year-olds is:
cteresource.org It is a truly exceptional site and provides all the information you will need.
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King Read out this quote to the class and add in that planning to be successful is just as important.
HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED
1) An increased awareness of how a myriad of factors combine to make a successful student.
2) Encouraging students to take ownership of their health, both mental and physical.
3) To enable the students to make out a life map by using the intelligence grids at the end of this book.
Write out the 10 sentences they gave 10 points to and zero points to.
Title: ASSOCIATIVE LEARNING
Lesson number: 60 (a)
1. Eden is to Jurassic as Everglades is to Amazon. colour
2. Glade is to grove as meadow is to valley. open/closed spaces
3. Crinkly is to crispy as is to crackly is to rustles. sounds
4. Castles is to tower as high rises is to skyscraper. tree metaphors
5. Growl is to bellow as grunt is to bark. warning sounds
6. Squeak is to scream as buzz is to hiss. opposite sounds
7. Ambles is to shambles as lopes is to lumbers. same motions
8. Soars is to swoops as surfs is to dive bombs. air motions
9. Scrambling is to scurrying as scampering is to skittering. rodents
10. Droning is to buzzing as humming is to bumbling. bees
11. Bark is to bamboo as teak is to tannin. colour
12. Dome is to arch as ceiling is to canopy. leaf cover
13. Lush is to plush as rich is to lavish. a deluxe forest
14. Calm is to placid as sleek is to lithe. rivers
15. Delighted is to ecstatic as crushed is to wretched. emotions
16. Petal is to snowflake as aster is to pentagram. Find the link.
17. Waft is to fragrance as incense is to cologne. Find the link.
18. Sherry is to trifle as fruity is to fruitcake. Find the link.
19. Earthy is to loamy as woody is to mulchy. Find the link.
20. Alpine is to astral as crystal is to cosmic. Find the link.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1) Apply learned knowledge to critical thinking.
1) Recap on previous lesson about the success map.
2) Leave students have fun by filling in the grids in pairs. Award one point per word and a 5-point bonus for each sentence of 4 words they get right.
1) TI: Games that stimulate creativity-exercise 1 to:
The average recommended exercise for everyone is 30 minutes a day. In a lot of cases, walking to and from school might give you all the exercise you require. If you are the sporty type, don’t burn yourself out by over training and playing too many sports. Try every sport and enjoy them, but pick your favourite after 14/15 years of age and stick to it. You will find that your health may suffer in old age if you overexpose yourself constantly to Irish weather.
Less than 30 minutes
More than 30 minutes
More than 1 hour
There are spare lesson plans at the back to fill in if necessary. The teacher should take a break today, however! Forget the lesson plan for one day and enjoy a relaxed and fun-filled class discussing ‘The Problem with Information’ with the students. Ask them to comment on the fizzy drink grid. Chat about how fizzy drinks are great as a treat but can be destructive to the human body if over-indulged. Congratulate them on their work for this module. It is finished.