Students base their self-esteem on how competent they feel in an area they think is important. When a student has a low self-esteem, it is important we focus on targeting what is causing the low self-esteem and not just on boosting the student with positive thinking and praise.
This lesson focuses on students understanding what affects their self-esteem, determining what areas they do and do not feel competent in, planning to improve valued skills, and recognizing supports.
How to Use This Resource
This lesson is ideal for small group or individual counseling or advisory groups. It can be modified to use with larger groups, but would not follow the lesson plan.
Is this resource perfect for you?
This resource is ideal for school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and special education teachers who are working with students on their self-esteem. It is ideal to partner this with other school staff who are intervening with struggling students.
• Scaffolded (I Do, We Do, You Do) Lesson for small group or individual counseling
• Self-Esteem Anchor Chart
• Examples of Effect on Self-Esteem
• Self-Esteem/Competence Survey (Younger and Older Student versions included)
• Identifying Skill Activity - Tulip Bouquet
• Identifying Skills to Improve - Foldable Flower
• Identifying Current Supports and Needed Supports - Sunshine Support Organizer
• Possible Discussion Questions
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Laura@socialemotionalworkshop.com.
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