This is a PPT I created to help my 6th graders with self-esteem. A lot of my students, mostly girls, were saying negative things about the way they look so I decided to give them a lesson in how to avoid those negative thoughts. This lesson is geared toward girls, but the material is definitely boy friendly and important for boys as well.
The best part is it is editable so if you want to change the colors or font to make it more gender friendly for your group you can. You can also add any of your own wisdom to it for your students.
I used several sources, books, articles and websites to compile a variety of techniques and information to help students learn what self-esteem is, how good or bad self-esteem affects their life and future, why our self-esteem can get low and what to do to raise it.
I focus on a technique by Jack Canfield called "Beating the Inner Critic." For younger kids you can change the words Inner Critic to "Thought Monster." Literally just hit ctrl+ F, and click "replace" to replace all the "Inner Critic"s with "Thought Monster" and "IC" with "TM." For 6th and up though the term Inner Critic is what I used.
It teaches them how to change their thoughts and focus on what their strengths are rather than beating themselves up. This presentation may take two separate lessons to get through and can be combined with any activity or related video to make it stick with your kids. Later I'll post whatever videos and activities I use with my students too.
This is cheap because I hope everyone will be able to use it, but it isn't free because TPT suggests any PPT over 10 pages should not be free so as to not over crowd the site or something, plus I spent a long time on it. Hopefully you find it worth the money.
Please let me know what you think of this PPT and any suggestions you have to make it better.
P.S. This does not align to any standard. It is a strictly life skill lecture, but this skill is so important to our students success. It could also be used at home by parents for their kids or in a small group by school counselors.