As Plato said more than 2,000 years ago, we need to teach our children in a way that is both fun and exciting. However, no matter how fun and exciting the lesson is, if the student doesn’t believe in him or herself, he or she won’t take the inspired action necessary to achieve the possible success the lesson offers.
To ensure that each student is in a positive state of mind before the day’s lessons begin, this is a great tool to use to get them there. Once they are in that positive, “I believe I can” frame of mind, they will give it their all and put forth the effort required to achieve the learning gains desired.
Aristotle said, “We are our habits”, and this exercise done over time can create an incredibly powerful habit of mind in your students. This powerfully positive higher-level mind training can be done at any grade level, and can translate into success across any subject in the curriculum, for this year and beyond.