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Project and Purpose

By explicitly teaching social-emotional learning skills while honoring diverse identities, creating a sense of belonging, and promoting student agency toward personal growth and social impact, the teacher better creates a classroom environment that fosters well-being for self and others.

If the lesson is used in the classroom: The goal of this lesson was to help students learn about their strengths and how to apply those strengths to new learning situations.

In class students discussed and drew a picture of an event where they had to try something new that made them uncomfortable.

Getting Ready for the Conversation

Learning about oneself is important to understanding strengths and opportunities to learn new things. Helping students develop an understanding of courage will help your child become confident to try new things and deal with adversity.

Conversation Starters and Practice at Home Activities

Have your child share their drawing. Ask your child to explain the drawing and discuss how they can apply the characteristics from their drawing to your family and community.

Discuss the following questions:

  • Why is it important to try things even if you are uncomfortable or unsure of yourself?
  • Who are the people you can rely on to help when you face a new challenge?

School to Home Resources on Courage

In this lesson, students will define and explore the idea of courage. Students will reflect on small moments of courage and think of ways they can show courage as a learner in the classroom.


This 25–35 minute lesson is designed for flexibility. It can be taught in one day or over the course of a week.

  • Warm Welcome
  • Feelings Check-in
  • SEL Skill Spotlight
  • Active Engagement
  • Closing Connection
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