I am Special

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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?

Workshop Description:
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.

Key Messages:

  1. I judge myself and others all the time
  2. Peoples’ body language reveals how they are feeling
  3. “Making things right” improves our self-esteem
  4. We have the tools to support others

Major Benefits:

  • 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
Turn around your school through embodied learning.
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