This CBT-informed lesson teaches upper elementary students about the connection between their thoughts, feelings, actions, and outcomes. The domino effect helps students see their power and choice in changing the trajectory of their outcomes! Students see several examples of this in action before practicing “human dominoes” to see what happens if they change a character’s thought or action. Then, they work in small groups to create their own domino effects, starting with helpful thoughts.
This lesson is an excellent foundation for students to understand what’s in their control, the impact of their choices, and how to change their thoughts!
- Slideshow to guide the lesson, including opener
- Whole group practice activity
- Small group practice activity
- Two extension worksheets
- Closing questions via slideshow and exit tickets
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