4.4 Into Action: Group Activities

Heroes in Our Midst

Teaching Note: Teenagers with positive role models have greater self-esteem and perform better in school.

Core Competencies: 
Social Awareness

Materials:
None

Time: 
15 minutes

SELF-MANAGEMENT

An activity that gets students to focus on and recognize the qualities they admire in other people.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Paying attention to positive qualities in others can serve as inspiration and help students both foster those same qualities in themselves and appreciate our common humanity.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Each week, have a student share their hero with the class. Ask the student to explain what they admire about their chosen hero, as well as the ways in which they are similar and different. After the student has shared, begin a group conversation using the dialogue prompts below.

DIALOGUE PROMPT:

  • How would you insert the qualities that you admire in your hero into your life?

DIVE DEEPER:

Ask students to create a collage of their favourite heroes, and set an intention to embody one of their heroes’ qualities for the remainder of the week.

More Activities From This Unit

4.1 – COLOR YOUR BREATH

rethink: mind-body health

4.2 – THE TASTE OF OPEN MINDEDNESS

rethink: gratitude

4.3 – SOUND CHECK

rethink: listening

4.4 – HEROES IN OUR MIDST

rethink: admirable traits

4.5 – Trust Me

rethink: managing uncertainty

4.6 – TEN FINGERS OF GRATITUDE

rethink: happiness

4.7 – A COLLECTIVE STORY

rethink: collaboration

4.8 – THE REAL ME TREE

rethink: human potential

4.9 – Express Yourself

rethink: creativity

4.10 – One-Minute Pitch

rethink: personal branding