, Rogers, C., Summers, M., McMurry, B., , & Phillips, M. (2022). Positive Psychology in the Classroom: Lesson Plans for English Language Teachers. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/PositivePsychologyintheClassroom
Explain to students that today they will be learning about something very different from their normal class time. This class will focus on appreciating--being thankful for--beauty and excellence.
To warm up, ask students the following questions:
Explain to students they will talk about exploring nature using their senses. They will want to focus on seeing, hearing, smelling, and touching for this activity.
Play the five minute video Meditation for Mindfulness - YouTube
Provide students with FL Beauty - Handout #2 (1).docx.
Discuss the many places where beauty can be found (Slide 15).
Challenge students to find a new example of beauty in the natural world around them. Tell them to prepare to share what they find in the following class period.
Have students share an example of beauty that they found since last class.
Watch a 1-min mindfulness meditation.
Allow the students to share about an example of beauty that they saw in others.
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