Draw a Picture…

Here is another activity that I did in my Elementary Education club at my college! We were asked to pick a piece of paper. Then we had to draw a picture of ourselves and put 5 little circles or clouds around the picture we drew. We were then told to write 5 things we like about ourselves inside the 5 circles or bubbles.

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I filled mine out, and then I looked around at the other people in the room. Some people looked like they felt really uncomfortable. But then there were others that seemed perfectly fine with the idea.

I never thought that this activity could get such different reactions from people.

Afterwards we debriefed.

We were described the significance of this activity. People who struggled with the activity are more likely to have lower self-esteem. People who found this activity easy, are more likely to have higher self-esteem. But of course there are exceptions to the rule.

It is so important as teachers to have high self-esteem or to portray high self-esteem. Your students will be looking up at  you for a significant amount of time each day. If you are an upbeat and happy teacher, your students will feel much more comfortable, safe and happy in your room. If you have or if you portray lower self-esteem, that could also rub off on your students. When your students leave your classroom, they will often feel whatever “vibe” you were giving off during the class.

Students who have higher self-esteem often do better in school and have less trouble socializing. Self-esteem can often lead to increased success.

You could also do this activity with your students and express the importance of self-love. Expressing that you are a good person to talk to if they have trouble filling in any of those circles can help create a window of opportunity to talk to your students. I know that when I become a teacher, I want my students to feel happy and safe in my classroom. Every student matters and I want them to feel that too.

What do you think is the importance of self esteem in the classroom?

-inspireafeeling

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Okay... so something about me. I love dogs(who doesn't?). Oh, cats too. I love hearing people's stories. I love being organized. I love letting loose. I love Summer. I love the rain and house-shaking thunderstorms. I like when things match. I love to exercise and aim for a happier and healthier lifestyle. I am an art fanatic(speaking of which, I should work on a new post about art). I love my family. I love my friends. I love my boyfriend. I love the feeling of being free. I love DIYs. I could list so many more things, I love but there's the gist. Now for some structured writing...I am currently a college student who has always wanted to find a way to give someone a spark or the initiative to do something they have always wanted to do. With this blog I want to show you different crafts, show you different movies or television shows or give you some insight on what is going on with me. By doing this I hope that something that I post will inspire you to try something new or something that you've always wanted to try.

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