HeartBridge Learning Lab Curriculum

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introductory Lessons

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

Empowered Learner

Wanderer/Adventurer

Expectations

Damaging Mindsets

  • Lesson 1: Criminal
  • Lesson 2: Affluent/Privileged/Entitled
  • Lesson 3: Poverty
  • Lesson 4: Abandonment
  • Lesson 4: Lost Cause
  • Lesson 5: Stuck in the Past

 

Mindfulness

Area of Focus: Understanding Your Brain

  • Lesson 1: Your Unique Brain
  • Lesson 2: Learning Styles
  • Lesson 3: Personality
  • Lesson 4: Mental Health

Area of Focus: Mindfulness

  • Lesson 1: Mindlessness
  • Lesson 2: Mindfulness: An Introduction
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Context
  • Lesson 4: Living in the Present  
  • Lesson 5: Process Before Outcome
  • Lesson 6: Mindfulness in Relationships  
  • Lesson 7: Mindfulness and Health

Area of Focus: Open-Mindedness

  • Lesson 1: What is truth?
  • Lesson 2: Personal Truth
  • Lesson 3: Keeping An Open Mind
  • Lesson 4: Tolerance

Area of Focus: Consciousness

  • Lesson 1: Acknowledging the World Around You
  • Lesson 2: Conscious Decision-Making
  • Lesson 3: Self-Awareness

Area of Focus: Problem Solving

  • Lesson 1: Problem Solving Process
  • Lesson 2: Brainstorming: Think Outside the Box
  • Lesson 3: Choosing the Best Solution

Area of Focus: Critical Thinking

  • Lesson 1: Thinking Critically
  • Lesson 2: Asking Questions to Reach the Truth: Socratic Questioning
  • Lesson 3: Deductive Reasoning

Area of Focus: Responsible Decision Making

  • Lesson 1: Time Management
  • Lesson 2: Researching
  • Lesson 3: Planning
  • Lesson 4: Prioritizing
  • Lesson 5: Evaluating

Area of Focus: Social Intelligence

  • Lesson 1: Wired to Connect
  • Lesson 2: Our Relationships Shape Us
  • Lesson 3: Social Identity
  • Lesson 4: Social Bias

 

Creating Community

Area of Focus: Trustworthiness

  • Lesson 1: Fostering an Environment of Trust
  • Lesson 2: Trust Is the Glue That Holds Together Relationships
  • Lesson 3: A Broken Trust Is Hard To Repair

Area of Focus: Cultural Awareness

  • Lesson 1: A Diverse World
  • Lesson 2: Who Am I In the World?
  • Lesson 3: What Can I Learn From Other Cultures?

Area of Focus: Collaboration

  • Lesson 1: Why You Need the Group
  • Lesson 2: How to Find Your Role In the Group
  • Lesson 3: How to Work As a Team
  • Lesson 4: What Positive Collaboration Can Lead To

Area of Focus: Communication

  • Lesson 1: Communication Skills
  • Lesson 2: Nonverbal Communication/Body Language
  • Lesson 3: Learning When to Listen

Area of Focus: Leadership

  • Lesson 1: Follow The Leader
  • Lesson 2: A Humble Leader
  • Lesson 3: Own Up to Your Mistakes
  • Lesson 4: Fostering An Environment for Teamwork

 

Compassion

Area of Focus: Compassion

  • Lesson 1: What Does Compassion Look Like?
  • Lesson 2: Why Do We Struggle With Compassion?
  • Lesson 3: How to Be Compassionate
  • Lesson 4: Empathy vs Sympathy

Area of Focus- Prejudice

  • Lesson 1: Racism
  • Lesson 2: Sexism
  • Lesson 3: Ageism
  • Lesson 4: Classism
  • Lesson 5: Privilege

Area of Focus: Bullying

  • Lesson 1: Why I Bully You
  • Lesson 2: When You Are Bullied
  • Lesson 3: Cyberbullying
  • Lesson 4: Don’t Be A Bystander…Speak Out
  • Lesson 5: Be A Friend Instead

Area of Focus: Forgiveness

  • Lesson 1: Choosing Forgiveness: Big Pain
  • Lesson 2: Choosing Forgiveness: Daily Ritual
  • Lesson 3: Choosing Forgiveness: Yourself
  • Lesson 4: Choosing Forgiveness: Forgive, But Don’t Forget

 

Positive Mindset

Area of Focus: Stress Management

  • Lesson 1: Stressors
  • Lesson 2: Positive vs Negative Stress
  • Lesson 3: Coping With Stress: Management Strategies

Area of Focus: Victimization vs. Empowerment

  • Lesson 1: We Always Have a Choice
  • Lesson 2: Self-Pity and Responsibility
  • Lesson 3: Blame Game  
  • Lesson 4: Choosing Empowerment

Area of Focus: Fear

  • Lesson 1: Positive Fear
  • Lesson 2: Facing Fears, Awakening Bravery
  • Lesson 3: Changing Fear Into Hope

Area of Focus: Anxiety and Depression

  • Lesson 1: How Anxiety Affects Your Life
  • Lesson 2: Anxiety Disorders
  • Lesson 3: Depression: Not Just the “Blues”
  • Lesson 4: Major Depressive Disorder

Area of Focus: Assertiveness

  • Lesson 1: Being Assertive
  • Lesson 2: “I” Messages
  • Lesson 3: Assertive, Not Aggressive
  • Lesson 4: Assertive, Not Passive

Area of Focus: Core Values

  • Lesson 1: What Are Your Core Values?
  • Lesson 2: Where Do Our Values Come From?
  • Lesson 3: Let Your Values Shape Your Behavior

Area of Focus: Passion and Purpose

  • Lesson 1: Not Being Afraid to Dream
  • Lesson 2: Carpe Diem
  • Lesson 3: From Passion to Purpose
  • Lesson 4: Is It Worth It?

Area of Focus: Goal Setting

  • Lesson 1: Turning Dreams Into Goals
  • Lesson 2: Making a Plan While Enjoying The Journey
  • Lesson 3: Putting the Plan Into Action
  • Lesson 4: Evaluating
  • Lesson 5- The End of the Road

Area of Focus: Optimism

  • Lesson 1: Silver Linings: What Is Optimism?
  • Lesson 2: Mindset Change
  • Lesson 3: Positive Self-Talk
  • Lesson 4: The Power of Positive Thinking

Area of Focus: Self Worth

  • Lesson 1: Self-Image
  • Lesson 2: Labels
  • Lesson 3: Stop Trying to Be Perfect
  • Lesson 4: Conformity
  • Lesson 5: A Worthy Self

Area of Focus: Self-Control

  • Lesson 1: What Are These Impulses?
  • Lesson 2: Learning to Self-Regulate Your Emotions
  • Lesson 3: Learning to Control the Self

Area of Focus: Anger Management

  • Lesson 1: Root Cause: Why Are You Angry?
  • Lesson 2: Positive Anger
  • Lesson 3: Learning to Control Your Anger

Area of Focus: Perseverance

  • Lesson 1: True Grit
  • Lesson 2: Pushing Past Failure
  • Lesson 3: The Payoff: Benefits of Perseverance

Area of Focus: Integrity

  • Lesson 1: Integrity vs Success
  • Lesson 2: Integrity and Consistency
  • Lesson 3: Integrity in Relationships

Area of Focus- Self-Motivation

  • Lesson 1: Self-Reliance
  • Lesson 2: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
  • Lesson 3: How To Motivate Yourself

HeartBridge Learning Lab Curriculum