Have you ever found yourself contemplating the origins of your insecurities and the ways to conquer them?
In our ‘Asking ‘Why?’ SEL’ activity, we embark on a reflective journey, delving deep into the core of these insecurities and seeking strategies to overcome them. It’s a well-established fact that the simple act of asking ‘Why’ can lead to profound insights.
In this blog post, we’ll walk you through this transformative exercise, designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of themselves and discover effective approaches for building confidence and resilience. Join us on this enlightening exploration of self-discovery and empowerment as we unlock the potential for personal growth and emotional well-being.
This exercise helps students take a deeper look into their insecurities to find ways to overcome them.
RAMP (ASCA) Mindset & Behaviors addressed and developed:
Academic: Critical Thinking; Self Direction / Self Motivation.
Career: Communication; Social Maturity.
Social/Emotional: Identifying Goals; Perseverance; Coping Skills; Empathy; Self-Confidence; Whole Self.
- Circle of chairs
- Indigo Report
Have students form pairs—one listener, one talker. Tell the talker to share one of their insecurities with the listener.
Example: “Why” questions could allow one student to express that he wants to do well in school so he doesn’t feel stupid.
Have the listener begin asking the talker “Why” questions (“Why does this make you feel insecure?”). There will be five questions each round.
Switch roles and do another five rounds.
Have the students talk about how they could deal with their insecurities. Ask if any groups feel comfortable sharing.
Note: For individual students that discuss deep or troubling issues, reference their Social Emotional Scores on the Indigo Dashboard.