The Bridge School
Self-Determination Program

Activity 3: Myself at School

Discovering Myself Activities

Developing self-knowledge in different environments: Students engage in discussions and writing activities to develop awareness about themselves as learners and document their learning style and preferences.

Purpose

Students will deepen self-knowledge by identifying personal information about themselves as students. Students will identify and express personal preferences, strengths and interests in school subjects. Students will brainstorm possible employment ideas based on current school interests and strengths.

Activity

Students complete a fill-in-the-blank worksheet. Mentors complete the same worksheet, based on their memory of themselves as students in middle or high school. After worksheets are completed, students and mentors participate in a group discussion to share responses. Teacher and mentors highlight similarities and differences in the group. Students participate by sharing their responses with one another using communication tools as needed.

Adaptations

  • Read worksheet aloud to student.
  • Elaborate and give examples where appropriate.
  • Shorten number of questions.
  • Offer multiple choice answers, allow student to select a choice from 3-4 options within a set of plausible options.
  • Use partner-assisted auditory-scanning or computer assisted scanning as needed.
  • Offer dictated writing strategy for students who do not have access to independent writing tools, in which the student communicates a response to someone, who then writes it down for them.
  • Break down activity into multiple sessions.
  • Encourage students to work in pairs or small groups to assist one another.

Downloads

Myself at School [Classroom Suite Activity, 18KB]