Positive Affirmation Chairs
In an effort to promote a positive classroom environment I painted all of my student chairs with "I AM... " affirmations. My overarching goal as an instructor is to inspire my students in their day to day lives and not just creatively. Every student comes to school with a different background and head space, and I want to elevate their self esteem and know that they are appreciated, even if it is in a small way.
Affirmations are very powerful. Your subconscious mind does not think in terms of past, present or future. To get what you want, affirmations must be in present tense! When you say I AM CREATIVE, then life will provide you the means to have creativity.
Overall this was a huge success in the classroom. Students were excited to see which chair they got every day and the chairs would often promote spontaneous positive compliments and engagement between peers. I even had a student try to take the chairs with them to other classes!
1/21/2023 01:58:24 am
Really an informative article, great positive affirmation chairs.
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