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Motivation Monday 2023-2024

 

Motivation Monday 2023-2024

First thing Monday morning, we like to set the tone for our week by showing a "Motivation Monday" video.  These videos help to spark conversation about our GRIT theme of the month and to reinforce the mindsets and behaviors of the school counseling curriculum. Watch these videos with your kiddos and ask them what they talked about during their classroom discussion.  Maybe they'll give you a little bit of motivation on Monday morning too! 

 

April: PEER PRESSURE/COURAGE or CONFIDENCE

 

4/8/24: This Is Me: https://youtu.be/XLFEvHWD_NE

Discussion: What was the singer in the song so afraid of?  Have you ever been afraid to share something that you’ve spent a lot of time working on?  Why were you afraid?  What does it mean to you to feel “seen”?  

 

4/15/24: Boundary song: https://youtu.be/aSFvJbSQdA4

Discussion: Do you know what it means to set a boundary for yourself?

Do you feel confident to tell others when you don’t like something they are doing?

 

Extra videos:

 

Happyhttps://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM 

Believe in yourself: https://youtu.be/Y4uqDL8_c4U 

Someone who gets you: https://youtu.be/NakXfufz0ZA 

Be Brave: https://youtu.be/QUQsqBqxoR4 

 

Happy People: https://youtu.be/DDcJiamY9N8

Discussion: What makes you feel truly happy?  Where does your happiness come from?  Can you be happy without material “things”?  What’s most important to you that brings you the most happiness?

 

Be Yourself: https://youtu.be/NxzUoJsXrdU

Better when I’m dancing https://youtu.be/zYeuZrqL6kc

The Playground Craze, “Confidence Song” https://youtu.be/uYGPMLdWwpo

 

Discussion: What does it mean to you to be “confident”? What does confidence look like to you? What can you say to yourself when you are about to try something you’ve never done before? Or when you’re about to do something you know is hard for you? 

Discussion: What do you like to do that makes you feel confident?

Discussion:  Who do you feel like you can be “yourself” with? What is something about you that makes you unique? Or something that you like that is different about you than what other people you know?  

 

 

March 2024: Listening and Communication/ Growth Mindset

 

3/4/24: Teach me like you do: https://youtu.be/RqNR4g02Gvs?si=cjQdkLFhA_PhdhXk

 

3/11/24: Salamander Growth Mindset: https://youtu.be/W3c0w_IbGfE?si=i9MKDzR5Km0kz3a3

 

3/18/24: Neuron Song: https://youtu.be/NzjM1jo_8AU?si=vPhHzhEkQLdWtDzN

Your brain is like a muscle. Challenges help it to grow!

EXTRA

Growth Mindset Song: https://youtu.be/0roRXBlEuR

The POWER of YET! https://youtu.be/6fUGN7CMT30

Growth Mindset Rap: https://youtu.be/YyiDqWQLlaQ 

Does your mindset change in different situations?  (at school vs. at home or with friends)?

 

Growth Mindset Music Video: https://youtu.be/u8kE835a3qg

Is there someone in your life (a family member, classmate, friend etc...) with a negative or fixed mindset – someone who won’t take risks, who can’t admit mistakes, who falls apart or gets defensive after setbacks? Do you understand that person better now that you know what a growth mindset is?

 

I Want To Have a Growth Mindset Song: https://youtu.be/2dsCGm_pQuM

How can you exercise your brain so that it gets stronger and smarter? What does your brain need to grow?

 

Get Back Up Again: https://youtu.be/BD_vt-pXs5Q

 

The Power of Yet/Growth Mindset song: https://youtu.be/FnYWnf2LYb4 

Can you share a time with your class when “the power of YET” really helped you to push through and keep working toward something when it got difficult?

February: Flexibility

2/5/2024: Another Plan”: https://youtu.be/JQl0lUQgdKQ

When have you had to change your plans recently?  How did you react when plans had to change?

2/12/2024: Random Acts of Kindness week!!

Do you find that it’s easy or hard to act kindly toward others? Is it easier or harder to be kind to those who are closest to you or toward strangers?

Kindness is A Muscle: https://youtu.be/BXAo_5voOP0?si=u_mfLx_s6uIC595s

2/26/2024: “Flexible Thinking” song  https://youtu.be/f3qeScWXOUs

Are you able to “go with the flow” in your thinking when things get tough? Has something that’s typically easy for you become hard or challenging and you’ve had to change your way of doing things or learn something new?

 

January: OPTIMISM

1/8/24: High Hopes: https://youtu.be/IPXIgEAGe4U

How do you think having “high hopes” relates to being optimistic?

1/29/24: Lovely Day: https://youtu.be/rBSW_MAmP1s?si=lu-UKizYZ1Vt-Y6P

EXTRAS:

It’s a beautiful day: https://youtu.be/Iw8FddccIkQ?si=OTDih-p2hvYz9JQu 

Choose Happy: https://youtu.be/I6Vu4ijN2Oo 

Do you believe that happiness is a choice?  

What does it mean to you to “think of the glass as half full”, instead of half empty? If you are not thinking happy thoughts, how might you feel?

Who I’m Meant To Be: https://youtu.be/UVb8OJEQGIQ 

When you think about your future, are you optimistic that you will be successful? What does “success” look like and/or mean to you?

A Million Dreams https://youtu.be/v49-3Xp5fPg 

What are some goals you’ve set for yourself to finish off this school year strong?

December: RESPECT or SELF CONTROL

12/4/23: “Kid Snippets, Bus Video”: https://youtu.be/t6ysEz53xEU 

REVIEW: WHAT IS APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR ON THE BUS??

 

12/11/23: If You Want to Get the Teacher's Attention: https://youtu.be/VpYAkYHvRx8 

 

12/18/23: All About Self-Control https://youtu.be/BK25r16Bv3A?si=_olIs3oxeZF6fvZS 

 

November: EMPATHY/COMPASSION or RESILIENCE

11/06/23: “Making Mistakes Helps Us Grow” https://youtu.be/INmmn7pGh30?si=LFBOqU2WI0o22LMV 

 

11/13/23: The “Mistakes” song: https://youtu.be/aKPhMD9Ayrc?si=1ESwKJmciJlg3VGL 

 

11/20/23: Thankful; By the Juicebox Jukebox https://youtu.be/YeSdQmO51Ps?si=yY83jMAxPZZMi1lt

 

Extra Videos:

Keep on Keeping on: https://youtu.be/Yy6IJ7LtdnI 

Empathy Song:  https://youtu.be/vMqyfrOmoAE 

Walk in their shoes: https://youtu.be/QTw6cGLKOEU 

Bounce Back Song:  https://youtu.be/5NpFgYfvAl8 

Hello, How Are You? https://youtu.be/I6UNf9Z-GNs 

Identifying and naming your emotions: https://youtu.be/0076ZF4jg3o

Calm Body, Calm Mind: https://youtu.be/O3obMfpcU80

Get Back Up Again (Trolls) https://youtu.be/IFuFm0m2wj0 

“Bounce Back” The Playground Craze https://youtu.be/9qAC-g596r4

Resilient by Katy Perry: https://youtu.be/LNHM5CcvMm0?si=HiRPOt5QD2HnnehE

 

October: PERSEVERANCE 

 

10/2/22: One Thousand Steps https://youtu.be/YYb4h8U7Ljw

 

10/9/23: How are you feeling?:https://youtu.be/T65paCI5-UU?si=zLP0sAXx5K1PxIHJ

 

10/16/23:  Try Again: https://youtu.be/kFcIpTJngaA?si=ikq6JBRMoCmfmrRt

 

10/22/23: Everything is Going to Be Alright: 

https://youtu.be/qQJroIl5jWU?si=WRtl09IrzGs_HH3Z

 

10/30/23: Don’t Give Up: https://youtu.be/QElU_HYESss?si=E1utwYkZpUCQq3ev

September 2023: Defining GRIT

9/11/23: The Morning Song: https://youtu.be/YWDr5zVhvaQ?si=ImflcSoBq60qqEMr

 

9/18/23: Affirmations Song: https://youtu.be/khkE17A5d7Y?si=BmUbWePxrHqtGpnA

 

9/25/23: GRIT Definition: https://youtu.be/uwsZZ2rprqc?si=pmq61UFC_nJ8AQzn

Bonus songs

My Teacher Loves Me: https://youtu.be/U_M2DA8snew?si=q9V8d-0-3G6VfYUY

 

The Kindness Song: https://youtu.be/pK-0KAHqAk0?si=d6-pN8MLDPp1hMtf