Self & Social Awareness Intermediate

Topics to help with promoting self and social awareness at the intermediate level include:

Self Image and Identity

Students will investigate the meaning of self image (how you perceive yourself) and identity (how you present yourself) as well as look at the factors that influence both.

Self Regulation

Managing one’s disruptive emotions and impulses is an important part of behaving in a socially appropriate way. Explore strategies with students to help them with their own self regulation.

Positive and Negative Self Talk

Students will compare and contrast positive and negative self talk and the concept of automatic thought. They will brainstorm their own list of healthy ways to promote positive self worth.

Gender Stereotyping

Gender stereotyping occurs when we consciously or unconsciously assign traits or characteristics to a gender. A great topic for discussion when exploring media literacy.

Body Image

A great topic to incorporate media literacy and explore how the media influences our concept of body and beautiful.

The Problem with Perfect

None of us are perfect. The drive for perfection, whether it be with academics or appearance or athletics, can be a damaging pursuit. The goal for socially and emotionally healthy students is self acceptance.

Seeking Approval

Often we can get caught up in the web of trying to fit in and seeking the approval of our peers. Balancing a healthy pursuit of belonging while remaining authentic to ourselves is what we want our students to strive for.

Understanding Our Brains

Understanding how our brains work not only leads to greater self awareness, but can assist students in managing their behaviour and self regulating. 

Gender Identity and Expression

Respecting the gender diversity in a school community and buiding an environment that is respectful, accepting, and free from discrimination.