Encouragement Mind Map – Have copies for each student or do whole group with projection of the mind map on the board.
- Have learners pair share what the word ‘encouragement means to them.
- Encouragement - use this link to Webster’s dictionary to do a lexicon
- View the ‘Video Do You Really Want It? 30 sec. – soccer player being encouraged.
- Have learners pair share
- what encouragement looked like in the video.
- what the results of the encouragement were
- Use an Encouragement mind map to brainstorm the characteristics of an Encourager
- Option: Blank Mind Map
Use the cooperative activity below to have the learners brainstorm and create a poster of words, “What Encouragement Sounds Like!” that may be displayed and potentially referenced proactively in management situations.
(See instructions below)
Optional Cooperative Activity:
Goal: For learners to create posters of what encouragement looks like in the different areas of their lives.
Poster size pieces of paper
One different colored marker for each group
- Label individual poster size sheets: (# can vary according to size of groups)
- What Encouragement Looks like in sports.
- What Encouragement Looks like in class.
- What Encouragement Looks like in the hallway
- What Encouragement Looks like (whatever areas are appropriate)
- Place the poster size sheets around the room
- Divide learners into same # of groups as # of posters.
- Each group should assign one member to be a recorder and one to be a reporter
- Give each group a different colored marker.
- Have each group stand by a poster
- On teacher’s signal, the members are to brainstorm words/phrases to be recorded on the poster by the recorder.
- After about 3 -4 minutes at a signal from the teacher, the groups are to rotate clockwise to the next poster and follow the same procedure.
- After each group has rotated to all of the posters, have the reporter from each group share what is on their final poster.