I AM Noticed Core Content
It makes sense that when we have want-to we show up as the best versions of ourselves. Choosing a positive attitude leads to confidence and resilience.
Have you ever considered these important questions:
What do you want your day to be like?
What do you want your life to look like?
What do you want to do that you are passionate about?
Take a moment to write down your thoughts. Share your thoughts as a group.
Everyone can choose to be an I AM Noticed Leader. An important part of leadership is active listening. Here are a couple of things that we can do as active listeners: make eye contact & listen to hear rather than to respond.
Partner up and have each person share their thoughts about the following questions: (give each person 5 minutes and then switch)
What is something that you do not want to do? How does that make you feel?
What is something that you really want to do? How does that make you feel?
Now thinking about that thing you do not want to do … what are you grateful for about that thing?
Once everyone has had a chance to share with their partner bring the group back together and discuss the following questions:
Does our want-to matter?
Does having gratitude help our want-to?
A confident person walks into a room like they want to be there. Imagine the opposite. When someone doesn't feel confident you can tell that by how they walk into the room too. It is important to note that we all have a story and that sometimes life gives us hard things to deal with. The practice of the I AM Noticed cycle encourages us to choose confidence even when things are hard.
Picture yourself on an average morning as you walk into school. How is your posture? What is your attitude like? Do you smile at the people around you? Do you have nice things to say? Are you complaining? Are you positive?
Let's experiment with this a little bit ...
Please do this experiment without disrupting the others in your school.
Scenario #1 Everyone will walk out of the class and reenter with a negative attitude and disposition. "They do not want to be at school." Talk about how this feels. Did it feel normal? Were students being kind? Was it quiet? Was it dramatic? etc...
Scenario #2 Everyone will walk out of the class and reenter with a positive attitude. Strong posture, confidence, and kindness. "They want to be at school." Talk about how this feels? Did it feel normal? Were students being kind? Was it quiet? Was it dramatic? etc...
Talk about the contrast and differences between scenario #1 and #2.
Which scenario helps you WANT to be here? Which scenario helped you feel good about who you are? Which scenario was it easier to Notice the goodness in others? Which scenario was there more goodness to receive? Breakdown each scenario and the ultimate impact of your actions. What ripples will you make as individuals and as a class?
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