Lesson Plan

Having a Positive Attitude

Through discussion and reflection, scholars discover what it means to have a positive attitude, that an individual can choose to stay positive, and discuss the benefits of a positive attitude. Learners listen to negative scenarios to turn them around and brainstorm positive character traits of themselves and their peers.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Add food coloring to the water to make the visual easier to see
  • Invite learners to display their "Favorite Things" page for a daily reminder to keep positive
  • Revisit the lesson when the class needs a pick-me-up with their attitude
Classroom Considerations
  • The 10th lesson in a series of 12
  • You'll need a plastic cup, water, and copies of two pages
  • Younger participants may need additional support
Pros
  • Reminds pupils that a positive attitude is a choice and anyone can achieve it
  • Assists class members in finding reasons for a positive attitude
Cons
  • None