Teacher resources for building girls' confidence

- Empower your students quickly and easily, with minimal prep
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Run confidence building sessions for teenage girls using these proven resources, plus develop your own skills for empowering students

  • Concerned about the number of girls in your class who lack confidence in themselves?
  • Witnessing low self-esteem sadly often contributing to anxiety and other mental health issues?
  • Finding this lack of confidence negatively impacts girls’ learning and progress, holding them back at school?
  • Frustrated that you lack the time to design and create confidence-building resources yourself?
  • Do you wish you had easy-to-use resources so you could support girls to build their confidence?

It is possible for girls to feel differently about themselves, once they are taught about the building blocks of confidence, and have opportunities to develop their self-belief. Supporting girls to value their individuality helps them to raise their aspirations, change their attitude towards themselves and others, and contributes to them progressing at school.

By using these teacher resources for building girls’ confidence you will feel rewarded by seeing the positive difference in your female students. You can also enjoy developing your own skills and knowledge for empowering teenage girls.

Access the skills, strategies & tools you need to build girls’ confidence

These teacher resources for building girls’ confidence will enable you to empower your students in a way that is quick and easy for you to implement – no additional research or sourcing materials is needed.

It includes the slides, notes and students worksheets (so everything you need!) to run a series of short confidence-building sessions with students, or combine the sessions into a single two hour Confidence Workshop – the choice is yours.

The materials are designed to be used with either smaller groups of approximately 15 students, or whole classes of 30 students.

As I have developed and delivered this Confidence Workshop with hundreds of teenage girls at many different schools, these sessions have a proven track record.  To increase the reach of their impact, I am now putting the tools and resources in the hands of teachers to use with their students.

From student feedback, on average 95% of girls rate the workshops as excellent or good, with two-thirds reporting a positive change in their attitude and approach.

Sessions are designed for use with girls aged 11 to 14.

Flexible approach to use at school

The whole Confidence Workshop is two hours long.  The training offers a flexible approach, with teachers able to choose whether they run a series of shorter 10-20 minute sessions with students, or combine them into a longer two hour workshop.

You are best placed to decide how to use these resources, some ideas for you to consider are:

  • As part of form-time activities
  • The whole year group of girls participating in workshops in groups (if possible we recommend a group size of 15), this could be part of a drop-down / off-timetable day
  • Running a club at school, at lunch-time or after-school
  • Part of PSHE programme

 

The course covers five building blocks of developing confidence:

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Enabling students to build a sense of their own identity and uniqueness. Such an important starting point for developing confidence.

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Being inspired by role models, and what they have overcome in their lives, students then set their own goals and make plans to achieve them.

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Through understanding messages in society around “perfect bodies”, exposing the prevalence of photoshopping and valuing our inner selves.

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Teaching students how to express themselves assertively, which helps to increase students’ confidence for speaking in class as well as with their friends and adults.

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Developing awareness of how girls speak to themselves, they learn how to be encouraging to themselves, enabling them to further build their confidence over time.

Prices and getting started

Colourful panel for Teacher resources for building girls confidence showing prices for different sized schools.  Up to 1000 students £195, 1001-1500 students £295, 1501+ students £395

With one purchase any number of teachers at the same school can access the resources.
Includes 12 months access.

See what’s inside the training – video tour

Easy to use, with materials to download

Everything is provided on a straightforward online platform, for you to access at a time to suit you.   The content is organised into separate modules, so you can easily access what you need.  In each one, there is a short video explaining each session (view all of them in less than an hour), plus PDFs to download:

  • Slides to use in every session – immediately ready for you to use
  • Notes for the slides – easy-reference notes for every slide
  • Student worksheets – for students to use for their own self-reflection during the session

You will also have the opportunity to join monthly Q&A Zoom calls, to ask any questions about the materials, and to share ideas with other teachers about how you’re using the resources.

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Power of self-reflection embedded in sessions

For each session, the teacher resources includes a worksheet for each student to use for self-reflection. 

This has been a powerful part of the Confidence Workshop from the beginning.  It provides an opportunity for each student to consider and develop their own thoughts, as well as keeping the worksheets after the sessions, to add to and refer back to.  This helps to embed the personal development for students.

Measuring impact at school 

In order to measure the impact with students of the sessions, I have provided feedback forms within the resources that you can distribute to students to gain their feedback. I also welcome your feedback, and there is the opportunity to provide this within the online platform.

Feedback from teachers

Teachers who have observed facilitators from Confident Teens delivering this Confidence Workshop with girls have given strong feedback including:

“An excellent session.  The girls’ confidence has definitely improved.  Great resources!”
Teacher

“I liked the range of thought-provoking questions/quotes/clips and how you kept the girls moving from one activity to another” Teacher

Feedback from students

During the Confidence Workshops, students have engaged well with the material and contributed positively to group discussions, sharing their ideas and plans.  Students have enjoyed using the worksheets provided for every session to self-reflect.   Feedback from students includes:

“It was excellent. I have a sense of confidence and feel more positive and ambitious for the future”
Year 8 Student

“I’ve learnt to believe in myself and not to care what others think of me”

Year 9 student

“I’ve learnt that not everyone
looks like a barbie doll, and you don’t have to look like that to be accepted”
Year 9 student

Prices and getting started

Colourful panel for Teacher resources for building girls confidence showing prices for different sized schools.  Up to 1000 students £195, 1001-1500 students £295, 1501+ students £395

With one purchase any number of teachers at the same school can access the resources.
Includes 12 months access.

Frequently asked questions

How will I access the materials?

The materials will be available on an easy-to-use online platform.  Once you have made your purchase you will receive details of your first account to login straight away.  You will then receive details of how your colleagues can create their own accounts and logins.

Do I receive a receipt?

Yes, you will automatically recieve a receipt to your email address, following your online purchase.

How many teachers can access the materials?

Once you have purchased the appropriate package for your school, as many teachers as you like (at the same school) are able to create their own account to login and access the materials.

Can I download the materials?

Yes, once you have created your account, you can download the PDFs of the slides, notes and student worksheets.  These can then be used on whatever technology system you use at your school.

What proof do you have that these sessions work?

I have run this Confidence Workshop face to face with hundreds of girls in many schools.  In the feedback froms, on average 95% of girls rate the workshops as excellent or good, with two-thirds reporting a positive change in their attitude and approach.   To increase the impact of these sessions, I am now making these materials and resources available for teachers to use with their students.  Of course, every school and group of students is different, which means I cannot guarantee the outcome, but these materials have a proven track record of empowering teen girls to believe in themselves.

What age girls is this suitable for?

These confidence-building sessions have been designed for girls aged 11 to 14.

Am I going to need to spend hours getting up to speed with this?

No! I’ve developed these resources so they are easy to use.  You can listen to all six videos in less than an hour.  Each module has easy reference notes for you to use in each session too.

Can this be used with boys too?

The materials have been designed to support teenage girls.  At Confident Teens we have always focused on girls, as research shows that unfortunately girls at school experience levels of anxiety and stronger feelings of low worth than boys.  Once you are are familiar with the material, you may wish to use it with boys.  You are welcome to do so.  The ‘Building body confidence’ module is less appropriate for boys, as it features examples of media messages girls/women’s bodies.

Is it easy to use the tech?

Absolutely! The materials are hosted online platform, and it’s very easy to navigate, watch videos and download the resources (slides, notes and worksheet).

Any other question?

If your question has not been covered here, I’d love to help, please email me (Caroline Walker, founder of Confident Teens) at hello@confidentteens.co.uk .  I look forward to hearing from you, and helping you with your question

I'm from outside the UK, can I use these materials at my school?

These materials have been designed with UK girls in mind.  However, as you know, teen girls everywhere face similar pressures, so if you are teaching in a school other than the UK yes I believe this training and resources will be suitable.  You are welcome to email me (Caroline Walker, founder of Confident Teens) on hello@confidentteens.co.uk if you have any specific questions you’d like to ask about the suitability of the materials.

By purchasing these teacher resources for building girls’ confidence you will have everything you need to support and guide girls to feel more confident about themselves, value their individuality and raise their aspirations – in turn helping them to progress at school.

Prices and getting started

Colourful panel for Teacher resources for building girls confidence showing prices for different sized schools.  Up to 1000 students £195, 1001-1500 students £295, 1501+ students £395

With one purchase any number of teachers at the same school can access the resources.
Includes 12 months access.