Without self-esteem, kids doubt themselves and may turn to unhealthy habits as a way of coping. With self-esteem, kids feel secure, are willing to take positive risks, and are resilient in the face of challenges. This teacher’s guide expands the messages of Stick Up for Yourself!, teaching self-confidence and how to be assertive with easy-to-use sessions. Created for the classroom, these sessions can also be used in other group settings including counseling groups, out-of-school programs, community programs, and more. Digital content includes reproducible handouts.
Audience: Teachers and counselors of grades 3–7
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 136
Praise for A Teacher's Guide to Stick Up for Yourself!
“A Teacher’s Guide to Stick Up for Yourself! is as enlightened as it is creative. The authors have created a resource that can be applied in a variety of settings by educators that are new or experienced. In tackling the topics of self-esteem and assertiveness, this text offers users the opportunity to equip young people with tools that will enable them to reach their full potential. The quality of instructional ideas and subject matter found in these pages is sure to keep the book relevant for years to come.”—Andrew Hawk, M.S., special education teacher, Lafayette, Indiana
“Self-advocacy is the greatest skill a student can learn for leadership, relationships, and school. Stick Up for Yourself! offers skills to help students reason through expectations, needs, and goal setting, then gives practical ways to use this information in everyday life. The teacher’s guide is absolute gold, giving lesson plans that are detailed and perfect for a seasoned educator or anyone new to running groups. My students and I are so lucky to have this resource that I can use as a stand-alone and also incorporate into other groups.”—Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., middle school counselor, Virginia Beach, Virginia
“A Teacher’s Guide to Stick Up for Yourself! is a great resource for any teacher wanting to help students recognize the importance of self-esteem, increase their personal power, and build inner security. The book presents strategies necessary to explore these ideas in a positive, straightforward, and helpful way, along with great activity ideas, discussion questions, and resources. Together with Stick Up for Yourself!, it’s a must-have book for teaching kids to be secure and confident.”—Felicia Murillo, K–6 gifted specialist and consultant, Clive, Iowa
“This is a wonderful resource. It’s very thorough and scripted for groups but also allows for the flexibility to tailor it to your students’ needs.”—Stephanie Meyer, guidance counselor, Eriksson Elementary School, Canton, Michigan