Do you have a personal anthem? A song that gets you ready to face a challenge, feel proud of who you are, or helps you feel motivated? I recently met with a group of students for lunch bunch on the topic of "self confidence." We focused on the personal anthem.
I introduced the topic by talking about a national anthem. What is the purpose of a national anthem? To share your pride in your country, to help you feel a part of a community, and to bring the nation together.
I was pleasantly surprised with how much my students "got" this. In fact, it was so successful that I replaced my normal stress lesson plan for my academic groups with the personal anthem.
Here are some personal anthems my students chose:
Brave by Sara Bareillos (the video is also definitely worth checking out!)
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Let It Go with Indina Menzel
First Time In Forever with Kristen Bell
Hall of Fame by Will.I.Am (does include one curse word starting with an H)
Roar by Katy Perry
Best Day of My Life by American Authors
Pompeii by Bastille
Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams
It was so much fun to listen to music and I think everyone left in a better mood. Enjoy!!