POSITIVE SELF TALK: Task Cards and Interactive Discussion!
These task cards are a great tool to teach students about positive self-talk, and allows them to practice turning a negative thought into a positive thought. As a small group or class, you can start by introducing the topic of self-talk (definitions and discussion topics provided). Cut out the Task Cards (you can laminate them for longevity). You can break students up into small groups, or depending on your class size, call students up one-by-one to pull a card. Have the student explain if the statement is a positive or a negative statement. If the statement is a negative, ask the student if they can try to turn it into a positive!
*Extra Game (Middle School): Break your class into two groups. Whichever group guesses the right amount of positive vs. negative self-talk examples wins! If you can turn a negative into a positive, your team gets an extra point.
Positive Self Talk by ©The Guidance Alliance
Grade Levels: 2nd-8th
Teaching Duration: 30 minutes
Essential Question: What is self-talk? What is positive vs. self-talk? How can we use self-talk to improve our daily lives with school, friends, and home life? What are the benefits of positive self-talk?
Objectives: Students will be able to learn the difference between negative and positive self talk, and practice turning those negatives into a positive. Students will be able to identify differences in thoughts and the benefits in their overall lives.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: Introduction to Self-Talk Topics and Definitions; Instructions for Task Cards; Task Cards; Optional Middle School Game Outline (point system)
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