by Jo Blackham
(South Australia)

With middle school students I prepare a sheet with many different positive / desirable characteristics. Students write their name on theirs, and on the back write down at least 6 (more is sensational!!) which they believe they possess. Then, the students move around the room and circle one characteristic on every person's card. (there is no fear, as ALL characteristics are positive). Students then compile both their and their peers lists to create a bookmark, which I print and laminate. I also paste a list of 10 self esteem lifters on the back of their bookmark.

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