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I AM Noticed Core Content

Focus: Positive I AMs






I AM Power List
Make a list of as many positive words about yourself as possible.  We call this a Power List because it is a very powerful tool to have on hand when we need to remind ourselves about the goodness that is such a great part of who we are.  What we say after I AM is true for each of us.  Keep the list someplace where you will see it often.  Having strong I AMs is vital to positive communication which leads to being confident and resilient.


This is a great activity to also do at home with your friends and family.  


How are you?  

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Encourage each person to write independently or in small groups, and then encourage authentic small group 

conversation around their writing. This can include acknowledging things that are hard and celebrating the positive.

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Create I AM blocks….

This activity can be done collectively as a class or individually. 

What you say after I AM is true for you.

Write down 1 word per block that is true for you.

Display I AM blocks anywhere you would like.  

Possible Materials:

  • Colored notecards

  • Construction paper

  • White paper (students can color)

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Create "I AM" Word Selfies


Each person can stand or sit in front of a dry erase board or a large piece of paper. Have them tell you positive adjectives that are true for them. Write the words around the student using multiple colors and styles. Encourage each other to provide suggestions and/or be writing the words. Ideally, this can serve as a positive visual reminder.   If possible take a photo of each person in front of their words.


  • Print out the picture and use it as decor around your classroom or halls. 

  • Email the photo to each person so they have it as a visual reminder. Great for a social media profile or screen saver. 

  • Reference the photo throughout the year to remind each other of their “I AMs”


**Please make sure everyone has an opportunity to feel Noticed. In order to do this please plan to use multiple class periods if necessary. 
**You can get creative if you are learning virtually to adapt this activity in a way every student can experience the confidence building of being Noticed by their peers. 
Confidence looks good on you!!!

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We love this activity because it builds people up and helps them be even more confident and resilient.  When Want-To, Positive I Ams, Noticing Goodness, Receiving Goodness, and Rippling Goodness come together is it a magical outcome!


Enjoy the process