Do your students know how much they matter to you? Do you say the words?
Likely you don't, you show them in other ways. Children need some coaching though, to learn that those 'other' ways (smiles, kind words, care) are just other ways of showing someone they matter to you.
You, the teacher, have a choice every day, to help heal your students' emotional scars or to do nothing.
It's not what teachers necessarily expect when they sign up for the job, but teachers have the power to greatly affect a student's emotional health.
This lesson plan accompanies the book 'I Matter' (available on Amazon) and is a positive way to make sure children know how important they are.
BOOST a child's sense of self-worth and create that resiliency today, to protect them from the scars of tomorrow.