When we think positive thoughts, positive things happen. Positive affirmations are not a new concept. In fact, when it comes to affirmations some individuals live their life by them while others may think they are the fluffy feel good stuff! What exactly is an Affirmation? They’re simply are a powerful statement aimed to affect the conscious and the subconscious mind. Affirmations can motivate, keep your mind focused, influence, change the way you think or behave, and even alter the way ones physically feels.
Research shows us that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy. Positive thoughts can actually create real value in one’s life and can help build skills. Positive thoughts can lead to positive outcomes.
Integrating positive affirmations in the classroom can help improve your students’ mindset and level of student engagement. They can help create a positive and supportive classroom environment for students, that will lead to positive student behaviors and improved actions.
There are a multitude of ways to integrate positive affirmations into your classroom or student salons. Begin by teaching your students what an affirmation looks like and sounds like. Such as a statement that may begin with “I am….” “I can….” “I have…”
Positive affirmation classroom activities: