This session focuses on self-awareness, teaching children to ‘get real’ about who they are. In order to create healthy friendships, we need students to first look inward and shine a light on their strengths. Students will learn that character is what matters most and they have the power to be the best version of themselves.
You’ll need to establish some guidelines with the students because this is the first session to set the tone for the program. It is most important that your students feel comfortable and respected. Make the girls and boys feel like this is a really special club. If possible, allow them to wear comfy clothes, eat snacks while you’re presenting, sit where they want, etc. Show them you trust them. Create an environment that feels less like another class and more like a safe place to hang out. Shift your role to be similar to that of a Counselor or Life Coach, so try to quiet your “Teacher voice” and talk to the kids like a friend giving advice…a Friendship Coach!