Self-efficacy is having success in something then using that as a personal reference point for ability, and working on that to bring further success, achievement and a belief in yourself.
This will help young people understand:
- having a belief in their abilities will help to improve resiliency
- using past experiences, recording them and reflecting on how they made them feel will assist skills needed in tough times and in striving to achieve.
Download the lesson/session outline.
Activities have been designed to be standalone or run in a sequence for a 50 minute lesson/session. Templates are linked below for completing the activities.
- Buzz Activity: No knot unties itself! (15 minutes)
- Class discussion, What is self-efficacy? (5 minutes)
- Three Things worksheet (20 minutes)
- Exploring ReachOut.com (10 minutes)
- Remind students of classroom group agreement/norms (creating a safe and supportive environment).
- Remind yourself and your students to reflect on at least one achievement everyday. Reflect on why it happened.