Open mindedness means, thinking things through and being open to different
people or ideas.
Open mindedness and respect can be promoted by demonstrating empathy and compassion through your words and actions. People who are open-minded love others despite AND because of their differences.
Although “The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon” is about loneliness, see if you can work out how it is also about open-mindedness.
Wisdom is different from intelligence but represents a high level of knowledge, the capacity to give advice and to recognise and weigh multiple sides before making decisions. People with wisdom are able to answer important questions about some of the meanings of life.
This clip is most suitable for year 3 and up.
Words of wisdom from Dr Seuss
Can you think of any words of wisdom from a picture story book written by another author?
Molly has come up with a fun idea for using our Positive Statements in a new way and I love how she has used her creative thinking skills to come up with this original idea!
Molly is in Mr Lord’s class and her task was to present a speaking and listening activity of her own choice to her class.
When Molly was at home, she came up with the idea of using the BHPS Positive Statements to teach her class how to make a chatterbox using some favourite statements. She then related them to the Character strength that you would use to practice that statement.
Here are some examples of the chatterboxes that Molly and Poppy made. We’re looking forward to Molly taking our class to show them how to make Positive Statement chatterboxes.
Goal setting is important because it gives us a sense of purpose that can improve our confidence and build our self-esteem. It also helps us to focus and make better decisions.
Research findings demonstrate that establishing challenging goals, rather than ‘do your best’ goals, is a more effective way of setting expectations for students. Difficult yet achievable goals have an energising effect which motivates students to strive to the highest levels.
When goals are chosen by the students themselves, with support from teachers, the goals are more meaningful.
Some examples of goal setting from the BHPS Positive Statements by Grade 5s.