Everyday Speech skill: Self-Esteem
Lesson Plans to Teach Self-Esteem
In a world that emphasizes building relationships and strong social dynamics, it can be easy to overlook the most important relationship of all — the one you have with yourself. Building positive self-esteem doesn’t always come naturally, especially for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, as well as other emotional and social needs.
Educators are increasingly seeing the value in teaching positive self-esteem to all students, including those in general education settings. In many cases, children need to be equipped with powerful tools such as the ability to employ positive self-talk, handle rejection in a healthy way, deal with bullies or teasing and advocate for themselves with confidence. Learning to use these skills will create a positive self-perception, which shows kids that the actions and words of others do not define them.
Self-esteem — whether positive or negative — is shaped early. It can be influenced by surrounding peers, poor self-image, and perceived failures or mistakes. On the positive side, it can also be influenced by learning skills, developing healthy friendships, and learning how to speak up for yourself.
Everyday Speech Lesson Plans Equip Children to Develop Healthy Self-Esteem
Equip children with all the tools they need to defend against negative self-talk and develop a healthy self-perception through the Everyday Speech curriculum. Our video modeling lesson plans help students view positive self-esteem in action and discover practical ways to advocate for themselves on an everyday basis.
Video modeling also shows the realities of bullying and teasing. This empowers kids to see that, while bullying a common problem, it does not solely affect them and they can overcome it through demonstrated tactics.
Children then have the chance to practice their newfound skills through a variety of engaging activities, no-prep worksheets, web games and more. As they become comfortable using language to assert themselves and enforce positive self-talk, their self-esteem and confidence can grow over time.
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