Providing opportunities for young people to connect with their classmates is an important part of bullying prevention. Learning and using someone’s name is a simple and quick way to build a connection.
- Students can identify the names of students in their class and understand how this contributes to improved wellbeing.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- name the other students in their class
- explain how learning a name can build connections in the classroom
- identify practical strategies for remembering a person’s name.
Instructions 5 min
- Provide a photocopy of the class roll to every student in the class.
- Ask students to move around the room and get everyone in the class to place their signature next to their name.
- At the end of the activity, discuss as a group the following:
- Why is it important to learn people’s names?
- What are three practical strategies to help you remember someone’s name?
- How can building connections through using someone’s name decrease bullying at our school?
One of the most effective ways to connect with a classmate is to know and use their name.
More information for students
‘8 ways to be less socially awkward’: ReachOut.click/wb5awkward
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