I have found the use of affirmations to be a very effective tool in boosting students’ confidence. I find that they can work like a light switch, awakening thoughts of possibilities
and success, in young minds. As a result, I rely on the recitation of affirmations on exam days. I believe that, if used consistently throughout the school year, behavior problems would decrease.
I have found that children crave the positive validation that affirmations grant them. Even if doubted by a child (or, perhaps even her teacher), a consistent regimen of affirmations can
change a youngster’s outlook about him or herself. Here are twenty I would like to share with you.
I am ready to begin my day!
My mind is sharp!
I am prepared for whatever comes my way today.
I vow to work smart, and to do my best, all day.
I will be patient with myself.
I am enthusiastic about the new things I am learning/will learn.
I am focused on the things I have to do today.
I cooperate nicely with my teacher, and with my classmates.
I eat power foods that are good for my brain.
I get a good night’s sleep every night to rest my body.
I celebrate yesterday’s accomplishments, and I am not discouraged by yesterday’s challenges/difficulties.
I know what I need to know for this exam.
I will turn my nervous feelings into positive energy!
I encourage my classmates to be their best.
I have good ideas to plan my work from.
I am a positive thinker, and I am confident about my gifts.