Nearpod Lessons for Elementary Educators
During the pandemic, we created some lessons for Unstuck to be delivered online using the Nearpod Platform. You can access these lessons either as a teacher or a student by clicking on the links below. To effectively use the lesson, you must also be very familiar with the Unstuck curriculum. The twelve lessons below cover the key scripts and activities but are modified to be more engaging online. In addition, you will find videos with activities embedded--a real crowd pleaser that many teachers are using to enhance their in person lessons.
Embedded in every lesson are the key concepts of:
The importance of making a Plan B to be flexible
Using coping strategies to stay on target (at a 1-3 where you can make plans e.g. be flexible)
Flexibility and problem solving helps kids reach their goals--or at least get part of what they want (which is better than nothing)
This lesson is two big concepts: Big Deal/Little Deal and Choice/No Choice. Students think about how to TURN a big deal into little deal (with a PLAN of course), and learn that NO CHOICE situations are when health, safety, or the law are involved.
This lesson revisits Choice/No Choice (sometimes what you want is impossible, and that is disappointing) and adds in the idea that sometimes we need to Expect the Unexpected. But we can do that by...making a Plan!
Students wrap up by thinking about how distractions (Distractor Goals) get in the way of their Target Goals. Fun videos make the point that it's hard to stay focused on the Target Goal, but you can do it with a good Plan!