This Lesson was developed in association with Power of the Story.
With his very haphazard Photoshop skills Kyle introduces the concept of Self Control by looking at some common situations we find ourselves in.
RUNTIME: 3min 52sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to Mashy GFX Self Control
Describe a time where you were in a situation like Kyle is talking about. Preparing to give a speech, having an argument with someone, or breaking something while jumping around all excited. What feelings did you have?
Chat about and create a list of as many different feelings as you can think of - give yourself a time limit as you could spend a long time coming up with loads. Group these feelings together if they are similar, e.g. happy, sad, angry.
Kyle talks about our feelings/emotions building or fizzing up and that having Self Control is helpful. In your own words, explainwhat it means to have Self Control.
Discuss how ‘slowing it down’ could help with having Self Control and managing big, fizzing emotions.
Lyds shares a very useful catch phrase that reminds us about the importance of Self Control.
RUNTIME: 3min 31sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to Catch Phrase Self Control
Lydia asks if you have ever felt really BIG emotions build up on the inside. Well, have you? Explain what was going on and what happened.
In your own words, explain what Lydia means by emotions fizzing and exploding.
Describe how our ‘exploding emotions’ can affect others.
Self-control is a helpful tool to have, what does having self-control mean to you? Share your thoughts with your group.
Lydia suggests that when we feel the emotions inside starting to fizz we need to Ssssssslow it down. How do we slow down our emotions? In your group come up with some ways we can Sssssslow down our emotions when they’re fizzing.
There are three steps to help us Sssssslow it down and avoid ‘exploding’. a. Identify the Kick-Off Event b. Acknowledge the emotion you’re feeling c. Create some action points
Using your experience from question one, go through these steps and practice this sssslowing it down strategy.
Practice the Catchphrase in both Maori and English. Āta Hāere. Ssssslow it down.
Stu shows you how to make something that reminds you about Self Control, the catch is he only has 3 minutes to do it.
RUNTIME: 4min 55sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to 3 Minute Do Self Control
At the beginning Stu asks if we’ve ever had one of those moments when the fizzy drink you’re pouring overflows. Chat with each other about a time this happened to you or a similar experience where a fizzy drink has fizzed over.
In your group come up with an explanation of how to prevent a fizzy overflow from happening.
How does this have anything to do with Managing Big Emotions? Chat about this with the people in your group.
Describe what’s happening in this 3 Minute Do that makes the fizzy drink pour into the glass.