Classroom Resources

The Imaginhero™ educational resources are a series of worksheets and exercises to help make therapeutic techniques for emotional management accessible in the classroom.

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Imaginhero™ is a framework to help children explore and express their emotions using the language and imagery of superheroes. Through reimagining a situation as if they were a superhero, students can learn to develop their own productive, non-aggressive responses to challenging situations.

Using techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness, Imaginhero™ helps students identify dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts and develop new, healthier alternatives. Based in widely-used, and well-evidenced, therapeutic approaches, each resource can be used independently, or incorporated into a wider curriculum focused on Social Emotional Learning.

Our educational resources are also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Hero Song

The ‘Hero Song’ worksheet will help students identify a song that makes them happy, and establish it as a way to self-calm when they feel anxious.

By the end of this exercise, students will have:

  • Identified a situation that makes them feel nervous.
  • Identified a song that makes them feel happy.
  • Established the song as their ‘Hero Song’.
  • Colored the picture, creating a worksheet naming their Hero Song
  • [Optional] Written lyrics from the song they like to sing

Download the free Hero Song worksheet.

Social Emotional Learning Goals

  • Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success.
  • Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
  • Demonstrate control of impulsive behavior.

Puzzle Cube

The ‘Puzzle Cube’ worksheet will help students understand there is an unaddressed emotional pain behind bad behavior. Students will know what to do when they see bullying or other harmful negative behavior.

By the end of this exercise, students will have:

  • Understood that there are complex emotional reasons behind bullying.
  • Understood that bullying is unacceptable.
  • Discussed things they can do when they see bullying behavior.
  • Completed a word search for words associated with causes of negative behavior and words associated
  • with how to deal with negative behavior.
  • Solved a maze to help them understand that emotional pain is at the source of much negative behavior.

Download the free Puzzle Cube worksheet.

Social Emotional Learning Goals

  • Understanding and dealing with negative behavior.
  • Understand how unaddressed emotions can lead to negative behaviorRecognize personal qualities
  • and external supports.
  • Identify reliable adults from whom you would seek help in an emergency.
  • Identify the people who can give you the help you need.

Hero or Villain

The ‘Hero or Villain’ worksheet will help students understand that some behaviors are appropriate and some are hurtful and constitute bullying.

  1. By the end of this exercise, students will have:
  2. Discussed how certain types of behavior can be hurtful to others.
  3. Identified behaviors that have a positive impact on ourselves and others.
  4. Identified behaviors that have a negative impact on ourselves and others.

Download the free Hero Or Villain? worksheet.

Social Emotional Learning Goals

  • Consider ethical, safety, and societal factors in making decisions.

Distort

The ‘Distort’ worksheet will help students identify words that enforce a negative self image, and replace them with words that enforce a positive self image.

By the end of this exercise, students will have:

  • Understood that some words make us feel bad about ourselves.
  • Understood that other words make us feel good about ourselves.
  • Selected positive words they can use to describe themselves.

Download the free Distort worksheet.

Social Emotional Learning Goals

  • Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
  • Practice expressing positive feelings.
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