SELF-AWARENESS 3 activities you can easily implement in classroom
Self-awareness is one of the greatest skills in life because it enables the persons to learn about themselves in a way no one else can ever teach them. Center for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines self-awareness as “the ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one’s strengths and limitations and possessing a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism”.
Here are some self-awareness activities that can help teachers increase this skill in their students. Our sources include Y.O.U.,(a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community) :
Pair and Share:
- Have students thoughtfully consider a problem in their heads.
- Then have them find a partner to share their thoughts and listen to their partner’s ideas.
- Teachers can walk amongst groups to supervise.
Students are asked to respond to an activity or a specific prompt by creating a visual representation of their feelings. A variety of visual mediums can be employed, such as paper, colored pencil, crayons, markers, clay, etc. to create a picture, collage, or other visual representation.
Eldventir SEL Platform
The educational platform allows students to practice their Self-Awareness skills while in the midst of a fun and immersive gaming experience with resources such as video games, mind maps, comics, audiobooks and more.
If you work with students in any capacity, it is important to learn the proper ways to learn and develop social-emotional skills in them. Visit Eldventir SEL Platform for information and contact email@example.com to run a free pilot, at your school.