Affirming One Another

This is a unit from the Relationships Initiative Curriculum. See the full resource collection on the curriculum’s homepage.

The activities in this section are designed to help participants express their appreciation for one another. It allows each student to experience themselves through the perspectives of others and for each person to practice sharing what they value and admire about their peers. Affirmation exercises help solidify strong relationships and support communities of mutual support. The activities in this section require moderate levels of vulnerability and should not be done without first building foundational skills and sharing meaningfully. Affirmations can be done throughout the school year to reinforce the community you have built together and serve as nice closings to many activities.

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Lessons from this Unit

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