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Speaking up changes everything

Speaking up changes everything

Many teenage girls find it difficult to express themselves, whether that is answering questions in class or speaking up with their friends.   It can become a habit for them to avoid saying what they think and feel.  In other words, assertive communication. This can...

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3 ways a Growth Mindset builds resilience in teens

3 ways a Growth Mindset builds resilience in teens

Many schools have embraced a growth mindset approach to teaching and learning, and seen the impact it makes with students’ attitude and progress.  At Confident Teens we believe growth mindset builds resilience in teens, as with its focus on personal effort it fosters...

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5 ways to build teenage girls’ confidence

5 ways to build teenage girls’ confidence

As a girl experiences her teenage years she faces many different pressures.  Whether that’s worries about her appearance, the incessant pressure of “keeping up” with social media, her schoolwork, difficulties with families, anxiety about the environment and many...

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3 ideas for classroom activities to build girls’ confidence

3 ideas for classroom activities to build girls’ confidence

Teen girls so often lack confidence in themselves. As their teacher you wish they had a deep well of self-belief, but sadly it’s not a simple “switch” that can be turned on. Building girls’ confidence at school is a step-by-step process, and in this blog I share three...

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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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