Exploring self-awareness and sense of identity is a chance for courageous and supportive conversations about strengths, difficulties, preferences, values, lived experiences, ambitions and more. You can create a safe environment where you co-learn with students, affirm cultural heritages and where students practise advocating for their needs. Having a sense of who they are, in the context of culture and community, may help students see how they matter and can contribute to the world around them.
When students can stand up for themselves, while still respecting the views of others, they grow in confidence and earn the respect of others. This skill can help with relationships, managing conflicts, and reducing stress.