I AM Noticed Core Content
Focus: Introduction and Discovery
You will spend more time with yourself than with any other person on the planet. So it is very important that you use positive intra personal communication with yourself. (that means that you talk nice to yourself :) Asking yourself good questions is a great way to practice the art of discovery. The great thing about this skill set is that it truly is a foundation for practicing not only Noticing yourself but it will help you to be able to Notice each other and build relationships.
Take the time to write yourself a letter. Use the art of discovery and ask yourself questions like: What are somethings that I really like about myself? What are my favorite things to do? What are some positive words that describe me? What is good? What is hard? What do I want to do? Your story matters. So, write it out.
We get good at what we practice. The I AM Noticed cycle was created to help us all practice the skills that allow us to be more confident, resilient, and ultimately more positive. It is the heart of I AM Noticed.
Think about the things that you practice. Maybe it's reading, maybe it's a sport, or an art. Every time we practice we grow. Sometime that feels easy, and sometimes that feels hard. The key is to keep practicing goodness so that we can be the best versions of ourselves.
Give each person in your entire group a copy of the I AM Noticed Cycle Worksheet. Introduce them to the I AM Noticed Cycle. Share the base level introduction for each part starting with "want-to". Have each participant answer the questions.
base level introduction for each of the five parts of the cycle:
Want-to - choosing to have a positive attitude
(when you have want-to you show up as the best versions of yourself)
Positive I AMs - using positive self-talk
(what you say after I Am is true for you )
Noticing goodness - recognizing goodness in self and others
(Everyone is worthy of being Noticed. This is not about acheivement.)
Receiving goodness - saying "thank you"
(Really take it in when someone is kind to you)
Rippling goodness - your impact on the world around you
I AM Noticed Leaders are confident and resilient. And the great news is that anyone who chooses to practice the I AM Noticed Cycle can be an I AM Noticed Leader.
Have a conversation about what it means to be confident. This conversation can take place in the classroom, virtually or at home with your family.
What does confidence look like? Name some people who you think of when you think of confidence. Brainstorm characteristics of a confident person. For example, confident people are often kind, helpful, know that they matter, like who they are, friends with everyone, inclusive, curious, etc.
Next, discuss what is means to be resilient. What does resilience look like? Name some people who you think of when you think of resilience. Brainstorm characteristics of a resilient person. For example, they aren't afraid to fail, they are strong, flexible and willing to get back up when they fall.
Commit to grow your own confidence and resilience by practicing the I AM Noticed Cycle. Support each other along the way so that we can create an even more positive culture.