Affirmations are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains. Using positive affirmations with students can help us help students to keep focused on their inner goals and to calm their nervous systems to focus on social and academic success!
Positive Affirmations are short positive statements targeted at a specific set of negative beliefs.
"I can learn."
"I am safe."
They are used to reprogram our subconscious minds, to encourage us to believe certain things about ourselves or about the world and our place within it.
When we use affirmations with students, we are rewiring students' brains. We're teaching student brains a new way to think about the world. We are helping to change student brain processes, leading students to see different things and have different thoughts. We eliminate negative ways of thinking and essentially change a student's mindset so much that they get what it is you affirmed!
And the benefits continue! Self-affirmation has been shown to have powerful effects on learning! Research suggests that it can minimize the anxiety, stress, and defensiveness associated with threats to our sense of self while keeping us open to the idea that there is room for improvement. You know-learning!
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And guess what? Affirmations are a great way to support Special Education Teachers too! Read more about using DAILY POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS for YOU HERE!
Happy & Healthy Teaching!
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