Receiving constructive feedback is a way for us to learn from our mistakes, determine ways to better ourselves, and grow. When we accept information about our behavior, actions, or performance through a confident and optimistic lens, it can be an opportunity for us to improve. If children can adopt a growth mindset, they will not be crushed by every criticism but will understand that mistakes are just a part of learning. It is important for kids to develop the skill of accepting feedback in order to thrive both now and in the future.
This week the Puppet Kids receive some specific, constructive feedback in a variety of scenarios. They learn strategies to accept that information with
- Open ears: listening
- Open mind: willing to learn something
- Open heart: knowing that the feedback is meant to help them grow
- Open hands: developing a “palms up posture” when receiving feedback
This week of lessons includes four scenario videos that you can watch with your students Monday through Thursday with follow-up questions for class discussions. Kids can watch Director Dan on Friday as he helps Queenie accept feedback as she practices for a skit.
This week also includes a Simple Summary video in Spanish for those who are developing simple language skills, while focusing on the target social-emotional skill of the week.