Ally work: you CAN do hard things!

This lesson plan is focused on getting used to practicing and improving all the time. You'll get comfortable with the fact that you make many mistakes, that it's normal to make them, and that it's important to learn from them. Instead of avoiding conversations about where you need to improve, you'll get eager to seek out feedback and correction. Learning about how your brain learns and grows can help you keep improving instead of getting defensive, or shutting down in shame. You'll get used to yielding, to not taking up space and to stay in your lane.

These are the preparation materials, which would traditionally be the more passive, lecture component of the class. These are the materials that my students work with before we get together in class.

Ally prep materials

This worksheet is what we would be doing in a 2-hour class period, where we have a chance to work together. This time is especially valuable because you can really apply the concepts you learned, while getting perspective and support from other folks. . The worksheet represents 2 hours of work in groups of 3.

This link will take you to a .doc file, for easier editing

Ally worksheet.pdf

This is a summary video I made for my online students. It might give you a sense of some of the ideas from the worksheet and an overall view of the ideas from that lesson.

Here are some great things that I couldn't include in the lesson, if you're interested, keep looking!

Ally Extra materials