Sunday, August 30, 2015

The language of self-praise

The Clever Classroom shared this anchor chart from Pinterest. It is a great way to get teachers and students thinking about positive self-talk. Now, one might wonder...why can't I say I am awesome? Well, you can BUT to quote Lillian Marquez from my FB, "SOMETIMES when we say we are awesome at something it prevents us from further exploring and growing. We stop ourselves because we think we are awesome and there isn't room for improvement." So I agree and feel that it can hinder self-reflection or internal feedback that can lead to something positive. Nothing wrong with it--but it is always good to think outside of your comfort zone.
This is still a great chart that gets you thinking...

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