Ask students to list the names of the other students in the room on a sheet of paper, leaving a space between each name.
Think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down and turn in. Only positive comments are acceptable.
Write the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and list what everyone else said about that individual.
Give each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class will be smiling.
Tell the students to fold them up and see how long they can keep them.