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Three ways to improve girls’ body confidence

Three ways to improve girls’ body confidence

Do you feel both frustrated and concerned that so many girls in your classes are constantly worried about their appearance? That this preoccupation with how they look affects their concentration in the class-room? Even that their self-consciousness about their bodies holds them back from putting their hand up?

I think many girls (and increasingly boys, but I’m focusing on girls here) are affected by body image worries.

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Students setting goals can raise aspirations – but they need something else too

Students setting goals can raise aspirations – but they need something else too

Many girls struggle to see the connection between their long-term goals and their day-to-day choices. In the ‘Goals and aspirations’ module of the Building Resilience programme I support teenage girls to define their own goal, make a plan to achieve it – and then reflect on what they are doing on a daily basis to make progress on their plan. This is an effective way to raise aspiration, and contribute to increasing motivation in class.

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How a Growth Mindset encourages resilience

How a Growth Mindset encourages resilience

Many schools have embraced a Growth Mindset approach to teaching and learning over the last few years. At Confident Teens we believe it has a central role in supporting teen girls to build their resilience, confidence and belief in themselves. The central premise of Growth Mindset is believing that we are all capable of developing new skills. And what’s key is the effort we put in ourselves and the strategies we use in our learning and development.

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