I Messages

Learning how to express your feelings by owning what it is you are feeling and then expressing it is key to effective communication. 

Learning to use an “I Messages” helps students to communicate how they feel when they are experiencing a conflict or difficult situation. It teaches children to avoid blaming another person or trying to shame them about the way their actions or words have impacted them. Instead, they calmly tell the other person how they feel when certain behaviours or actions occur, and what they would prefer they do differently.  



"I" Can Express My Feelings

This is a great activity to use with younger students to practice using “I” statements to express their feelings. Students will write about a time they were upset or hurt and how they can use “I” statements to address their problem. Clipart provided by www.edu-clips.com…

 In this lesson, Mr. Parker will teach students how to express their feelings with an I-Message.

This video explains why it is important to use I Messages to communicate when there is a conflict.

I Statements express how you feel about a situation without blame.

Students give examples of how to use I-Statements in this video.