Introduce your students to the idea of a Growth Mindset. The simple idea that your brain is like a muscle is proven to have profound impact on learning! Watch the video with students - they’ll love the story and identify with Mojo’s struggle. The video ends with a question, leading right into a class discussion.
Funny video to teach Proactive vs. Reactive. My students loved this and still talk about watching it. During the video, have students put a thumbs up for Proactive behavior and thumbs down for Reactive behavior.
Building a honeycomb: Here's a fun collaborative project we did at our Gellin' with Geometry Family Math Night event. It was a great way to have everyone contribute. A fun family math night activity! It can also be done with a regular classroom or buddy classes! Here's a video version of the process and the math: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFvRc3CqXv0 www.FamilyMathNight.com