Tinkle Times

The big idea in the last lesson plan in the Health Smart series is that individuals must practice emotional first aid, that just as we take care of physical injuries, we must take care of emotional injuries. Scholars watch a short video and read an article that teaches them seven strategies for taking care of their emotional health. Groups then use what they have learned to create a poster that provides information about practicing emotional first aid.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pause the video frequently to permit viewers to ask questions and to check for comprehension
  • Urge groups to review materials in their Health Smart series binder when planning their posters
  • Create a model Tinkle Times poster using a mental health topic covered in the course or work through the process with the class as guided practice
Classroom Considerations
  • The final resource in the 16-part Social-Emotional Health series designed for eighth graders
  • Gain permission from the administration before mounting the winning posters in the school bathrooms
Pros
  • Includes a rubric for the Tinkle Times poster
Cons
  • None