This is a lesson that teaches students how to influence others. It teaches them how to build self-esteem in others. When practiced on a regular basis, it will build self-esteem in the student as well. In today's society it's becoming so impersonal, in a face to face manner. People don't know how to act around others, and thus have lost the social skills necessary to make an impact. This lesson is a simple idea/concept, but when put into practice it will influence others in a positive way, and make a huge difference in the life of the praiser. People love positive and encouraging people. This lesson teaches how to be geniunely positive and encouraging and put it into practice it in a way that is real and effective. In education today, so much emphasis is placed on academics, we've forgotten that in order to be successful in life, you must possess people skills to not only survive, but thrive and make a difference. Any teacher, in any classroom, can employ this year long lesson and make a difference in the lives of others. Start today, and watch what a life changer you can be.