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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.
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Lesson/session outline

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.

Activities include:

  1. Buzz Activity: No knot unties itself! (15 minutes)
  2. Class discussion, What is self-efficacy? (5 minutes)
  3. Three Things worksheet (20 minutes)
  4. Exploring (10 minutes)

Developing positive self-talk

How to build self-confidence

How to become self-aware

Classroom tips

  • Remind yourself and your students to reflect on at least one achievement everyday. Reflect on why it happened.

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