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Get your confidence back and dare to be different : Self-Confidence Strategies for Teens

Life Skills

Self Esteem Builder/Find your Superpower Journaling with Friends.

In this 4 week online course students will use the Big Life Journal for Kids to journal with others their age.
Tracey Hillquist
100 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 11 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 5 weeks
7-12
year olds
3-8
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Students will improve their self confidence, build strategies to cope with stress in life as well as build friendships and have comradery  with other students. Some young people have a hard time believing in themselves and coping with stressors. This class will give students the ability to learn more about themselves, join with others in their peer group who feel the same way, have a fun outlet of journaling. Students will complete the journal book along with the group as we go through the book. They will be asked questions and have fun participating with their peers. 
By participating with the class and peers,  students will be sharing personal experiences and personal gifts with each other. Confidence in discussing feelings and talking about their own individual goals for becoming more confident.
Week 1: introductions and initial goal setting for the class as a group.  Brainstorm ideas of what each person may want to gain from the class. (For example, better ways to deal with disappointments, help noticing own gifts,  noticing how each person is different and how that's fantastic). 
Also during this week do the All about me section and chapter as a group.
Week 2: As a group students and instructor will work through and do chapters 2, 3 and 4 together. Let's also create a gratitude list together. (Things we are all as people grateful for)
Week 3: As a group students and instructor will do chapters 5, 6 and 7 as a group. Also, brainstorm what kinds of challenges make us stronger. Looking at challenges as good things. 
Week 4: As a group, students and the instructor will do chapters 8, 9 and 10 as a group. Also, emphasis on how we all can make a positive difference in the world. 
Also incorporated through the class are worksheets and fun activities that the instructor added from their own professional career that adds to the fun. These are fun worksheets that are not required but are optional for learners to do and show to the group if they choose to share.
As an instructor, I come with personal and professional experience that will guide your student to building their confidence as well as socializing with others who are in the same age and stage as your student. Learning to cope with the ups and downs of life is an important skill and I can guide students to find their inner strength and build on strategies of coping with stressors.
I am a licensed Social Worker with a Bachelors Degree from an accredited social work university in Wisconsin. I have worked with students and families and helped guide them to believe in lifes challenges and learning more about their personal gifts. 
Some reading of the stories of personal kid stories in the book will be assigned periodically. Families may want to read with their learner. These stories are 2-3 pages long and are inspirational stories from kids their own age who persevered various challenges in life. I love success stories and you will too! :)
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will need to purchase the Big Life Journal (For kids). Have colored pencils, crayons or markers available during class and a pen or pencil. Cost of the book is approximately $25. Books are on Amazon as well as Big Life Journal.com Please make sure it is the "Big Life Journal For Kids" They do have other versions of this book. Takes approximately 2 to 4 days for delivery.
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Students will complete their own journals as a group during class. Completing their books will be part of the rubric for the student evaluation. During the first class, students will be given the criteria for the final evaluation. Participation as well as group discussions will be part of the evaluation process. Students will receive feedback within 24 hours of the last class. This will not be a formal grade but students strengths and challenges regarding the material will be noted. Feedback will be based on a rubric given in the 3rd week. Again, this will not be a formal grade but will point out strengths and make suggestions for improvement.  Students are encouraged to share ideas and participate in discussions during class as well as encourage others during the class. Being kind to others as well as participating in the journal and discussions are part of the final evaluation. Throughout the class and journaling, students will gain confidence by discussing their personal gifts along with setting personal goals for building self esteem and noticing their own gifts. 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Tracey Hillquist
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Instructor of All Things Horses
100 total reviews
75 completed classes

About Me

About Me

Are you looking for an enthusiastic, fun, and driven instructor?  
I have over 40 years experience working with horses, riding, showing as well as giving lessons to children. I specialize in general riding as well as gymkhana events. I... 
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