Focused Mind (Activity) - Give each student a piece of thread with a paperclip tied on the end of it. Ask them to place their elbow on the table and hold it steady using the opposite hand. Then hold the string between their thumb and index finger dangling down from their hands. Finally they need to concentrate where they want the paper clip to move. (back and forth, in a circle, etc.) The paper clip will move if they really concentrate. Then ask them to think “I can’t do this, this won’t work. This will cause the paper clip to stop.
Problem Solving & Thinking Innovatively (Activity)