I am Special – Self-Esteem/Well Being
Inquiry Question: Where does my self-esteem come from? How can we support others to recognize their possibilities?
This powerful workshop, for teachers of grades 3-6, will give you tools to address the well being of your students, in particular with self-esteem. You will experience engaging strategies to enable students to discover our natural inclination to judge ourselves through the eyes of others. You will explore your role as characters in a village and discover how to discern messages that may be important to allow into your heart and those that are not. The discussions that follow a role-play activity are profound, as students make connections to their own lives, other texts, and the world. Empathy is developed while concrete strategies for dealing with self-esteem issues are explored. Learn concrete ways to support others through listening and moving on after “failure.” A handout of the student unit will be provided.
- I judge myself and others all the time
- Peoples’ body language reveals how they are feeling
- “Making things right” improves our self-esteem
- We have the tools to support others
- Recognize avenues to generate positive self-talk
- Learn a strategy for “really listening” to another
- Practice a strategy for “making it right”
- Students will take risks in class as the emotional safety in the classroom becomes top notch