Learning to Say No

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It's not always easy to say "no". Give scholars the power and confidence to stand up for themselves with several steps to communicate using their voice and body language. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide a mirror for learners to look in as they practice to observe their body movements and facial expressions
  • Take a short time each week, or when situations arise, to practice saying "no"
  • Challenge peers to role-play a scenario that requires the answer "no"
Classroom Considerations
  • Stress the importance of consent, everyone has a right to say no and should be respected 
  • The activity encourages self-awareness and management
  • Steps require pupils to remain calm and exude bravery 
  • Social and emotional learning benefits participants of all ages 
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