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 authentically Noticing the goodness in yourself and others.
Take the time to write yourself a letter. Use the art of discovery and ask yourself questions like: What are some things 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.
Learning to know that
is so important!
The goal of writing a letter to self is to help each person get comfortable practicing an internal dialog. Though we want to encourage positive communication, we also want to allow for honest communication. We want to encourage everyone to know that they are Noticed.
Remember- To Notice someone is to say. "I see you. I hear you. You matter."
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 to introduce them to the cycle. Below are brief explanations for each part of the cycle. You can use them as you go along, and answer the questions on the worksheet.
Want-to - choosing to have a positive attitude
(The attitude you choose affects the culture around you.)
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"
(Choosing to receive fortifies our confidence.)
Rippling goodness - you impact the world around you
I AM Noticed Leaders are confident. 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.
Commit to grow your own confidence by practicing the I AM Noticed Cycle. Support each other along the way so that we can create an even more positive culture.