3 PPT Lessons for #BeYourOwnHero (Self-Confidence, Standing Up for Yourself and Others, Growth Mindset)

This post is to celebrate the end of the year with a book giveaway and to share some ways to use the book Be Your Own Hero. You can use this book for a one time lesson, a small group curriculum, a dress up day, a year long theme, or 3 lessons… all with this one book. (see bottom of post for giveaway details)

Here are ideas for three lessons. Click below for the PPTs. I did this in 3rd grade, but the lesson could be adapted up or down. (FYI: I used this while teaching F2F virtual students simultaneously. So many ways to make it versatile)

Lesson 1 (Self-Confidence) Be Your Own Hero Intro: Read the book and discuss the first lesson using Albert Einstein as an example. Introduce some superhero jokes, and the ideas of a superhero theme that will be the foundation of the next 2 lessons. Follow this PPT for Lesson 1.pptx

Lesson 2 (Standing Up for Yourself and Others) Discuss doing the right thing… standing up for yourself and others. Use Rosa Parks (or current heroes) as an example of standing up for others even when it’s tough. Discuss being an upstander using the NED video as per PPT here. The video clip is great.

Lesson 3 (Growth Mindset) Heroes learn that failure leads to success. Here is where we dive into growth mindset. I used this interactive slide and this ppt for this lesson.

Worksheets to use/inspire you to supplement this book:

Heroes Roll and Respond

Bitmoji Classrooms for 5 lessons in this book

Barbara Gruener’s Pinterest Page of All Things SuperHero

Stories by Storie Resources and Worksheets

I will add to this list soon! So MANY options to reinforce the superhero theme and the lessons that we need to find our hero within!

BOOK GIVEAWAY! Comment below with … well anything at all (how might you use the book, who is your hero, what heroism did you see this year?) to be entered into a random drawing for a free book. I’ll leave the contest open till June 17th b/c that’s my bestie’s bday. (Shout out to Randi Downey…whoot).

16 thoughts on “3 PPT Lessons for #BeYourOwnHero (Self-Confidence, Standing Up for Yourself and Others, Growth Mindset)”

    1. I thought it was a great book, too! I know your 6th graders and you will also love Lisa’s interview with me at my How to Graduate with Honors masterclass as well as the 30 other speakers’ interviews. Lisa is giving away another copy of “Be Your Own Hero” tomorrow. Would love to have you at the event. Sign up at: http://www.study4graduation.com

    1. I think so! Did you know Lisa did an interview with me for my How to Graduate with Honors masterclass? She’s giving away another copy of “Be Your Own Hero” tomorrow. Would love to have you at the free online event. Sign up at: http://www.study4graduation.com

  1. This book looks fabulous – and a topic that kids can really benefit from. I’m ordering the book and thinking about using it for summer school lessons. I’d love another copy to use as a “raffle prize” for a lucky student at the end of our summer program!

    1. Hi Susan! I just did a random drawing from the comments, and you are the winner of a signed copy of Be Your Own Hero. Hooray! Please send your mailing address to lisaking4@yahoo.com and I will put it in the mail!

    2. How exciting! Congrats 🙂 I’m not sure when the summer program ends, but did you know Lisa did an interview with me for my How to Graduate with Honors masterclass? She’s giving away another copy of “Be Your Own Hero” tomorrow. Would love to have you at the free, online event. Sign up at: http://www.study4graduation.com Maybe another educator you work with (or a family member?) would love a copy!

    1. That makes me so happy to hear! Why? Lisa did an interview with me for my How to Graduate with Honors masterclass, and it was because of “Be Your Own Hero.” She’s giving away another copy of “Be Your Own Hero” tomorrow. Would love to have you at the free event. Sign up at: http://www.study4graduation.com

  2. I may read this book to a whole class, in a small group or individually. It will be a wonderful addition to my 🧰 toolbox!

    1. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet (or you’d like another copy!), make sure to catch Lisa’s interview with me at my How to Graduate with Honors masterclass. She’s giving away another copy of “Be Your Own Hero” tomorrow. Would love to have you at the event. Sign up at: http://www.study4graduation.com

    1. Yay! My mom is definitely my hero 🙂 Because you love the book, you’ll be happy to know Lisa did an interview with me for my How to Graduate with Honors masterclass. She’s giving away another copy of “Be Your Own Hero” tomorrow. Maybe someone you know would like a copy or you have a birthday to shop for? Would love to have you at the event. Sign up at: http://www.study4graduation.com

  3. Hello! i would love to view the PPTs but when I click on them it says they have been removed. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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