How Discovering Likes and Dislikes Help With Self-Honesty

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How Discovering Likes and Dislikes Help With Self-Honesty

Life is full of choices. Movies boast diverse genres, books have several categories, and clothing offers multiple styles. In school, students choose among various academic interests, from arts and humanities to science, mathematics, and technology. What guides individuals through these options is their interests, encompassing their likes and dislikes.

Personal likes and dislikes are a person’s truth, which serves as reliable compasses that help a person navigate a vast ocean of choices. So, in teaching children to practice self-honesty, it is best to start by encouraging them to reflect on their unique personal preferences. In this evidence-based SEL lesson for kindergarten, students participate in a helpful exercise that encourages them to be honest about themselves.

"Personal likes and dislikes are a person’s truth, which serves as reliable compasses that help a person navigate a vast ocean of choices. So, in teaching children to practice self-honesty, it is best to start by encouraging them to reflect on their unique personal preferences."

The exercise is conducted through an interview that centers on likes and dislikes. The interview questions are general and light-hearted, such as, "What is your favorite thing to do at school?" or “What food don’t you like?” Other areas of interest are also explored, such as games, television shows, and trips. During the individual interviews, students also draw a picture of a thing they like and a thing they dislike.

This lesson and activity aim for kindergartners to self-reflect and express their truth. In the following class discussion, the teacher reiterates the importance of being honest about oneself, starting with one’s personal preferences. The teacher emphasizes that students’ interests contribute to their individuality and uniqueness. This is why they should embrace and be honest about what they are passionate about.

By the end of this lesson, kindergarten students gain a newfound appreciation for themselves and their preferences. As a result, they are inspired to accept themselves for who they truly are and be more self-honest.

Instilling self-honesty in kindergarten students develops their self-awareness and improves their intellectual skills. It also allows them to be more realistic and better at problem-solving and critical thinking. Finally, it helps them weigh their options more carefully and make smart decisions.

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