- I have used this activity with my students when we talk about self-esteem and positive behavior choices.
- I have also hung it outside my office door for a school wide “paying compliments” effort.
- We discuss goal setting and how it can be difficult in the beginning; how having a compliment can help us to stay on the right track.
- It is also important for students to have positive self-talk in terms of their self-esteem.
- This activity helps to replace negative self-talk with positive options.
- A bonus begins when they notice a peer struggling and they give them one of the compliments.
- Empathy begins to build here; they understand how difficult it can be when you struggle and how important it is to have a little help from a friend – even if that friend is yourself.
- Several pages are included with duplicate messages on a page, as well as a blank page for you to fill in with your own messages (or leave blank and encourage the students to add their own messages)
- This activity could be tied to journal writing/reflecting on how they feel giving a compliment to themselves, giving a compliment to others, receiving a compliment from others.
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