SEL Activity: Cast a Vote for You

Are you looking for easy-to-implement social-emotional activities for your middle school classroom? These SEL Activities may be small in size but deliver a significant impact.

Activity: We all have certain habits that we perform regularly, often without realizing it. This activity encourages students to identify their current habits, reflect on how they contribute to and define their sense of self, and ultimately create an Identity Statement that will assist them in consciously developing new habits that match their desired self-image.

SEL Core Competencies

Self-awareness: self-management

Self-awareness: Accurate self-perception

Self-awareness: Growth mindset

Self-management: Goal setting

Grades: 6-8

Time: 30 minutes

Essential Questions: How can we build or change our habits? How are our habits connected to our identities? How can our habits help us form new identities?

Student Action: Students consider their Identity Statement and the actions they have identified that would reinforce this identity, then cast a vote for themselves by taking one of these actions.

Program Connections: This activity focuses on caring for yourself—a theme that runs through our core programs. To learn more, visit our PROGRAMS page.

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