Life Skills

The Self Confidence Project for Preteens: An Introduction

Journal to Gain Confidence, Lower Stress, and Replace Negative Thoughts
473 total reviews for this teacher
77 reviews for this class
Completed by 438 learners

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Jun 8

Jun 8 - Jun 15 (2 weeks)
7pm - 7:55pm

Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Jun 20 (2 weeks)
7pm - 7:55pm

Fri Jul 8

Jul 8 - Jul 15 (2 weeks)
12am - 12:55am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

Journals have been a part of my life since I was a child.  I successfully completed Law School with four children in tote, mainly because of my journal lists.  They kept me sane and organized.  
For twenty years I have had the opportunity to work with students from Pre-K through Graduate School in both a traditional learning atmosphere and those classes that deviate from neurotypical teaching.  I am a retired certified teacher, attorney and mother of seven. Every class I create is first implemented in my own household.  My teaching philosophy is that all students are individuals and unique learners that must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and where mistakes are considered education victories.
     While incorporating the eight learning styles into each class, I believe that there are five essential elements that are conducive to learning. (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. (3) Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment. (5) Technology must be incorporated into the school day.
Bullet Journal (Can be any journal, with or without lines, but must be sturdy enough to glue pages and designs).
Journaling Gel Pens or Markers or colored pencils
You can do the "About Me " project on canvas or cardboard instead of in your journals, it is your call.
Optional:  Stickers, Stencils, Paints, etc.
Handouts are provided by the Instructor a week before class begins, they may need to be printed out or there for ideas.  I will let you know which ones will need to be printed out.  Your students will be able to choose during the week how they wish to proceed with their journal.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Note:  For our first class, if you have time, have the student type words or small phrases that describe them.  Tell them they do not have to be humble, as this is just for them.  Go Big!  Before class, cut the words and phrases out so they can be glued into our journals after we design the initial page. 

There are no handouts for the introductory section, just a lot of ideas and access to our class page on Pinterest.

A student's journal can be deeply personal.  You may want to discuss privacy issues ahead of class.  My hope is that student's will share and be proud of what they create.  While doing our self-portraits, if you find that your student can not think of good things to say about themselves, gently drop in suggestions.  Please let me know of any accommodations I can do ahead of time for your student.  If you suspect your student is in any type of crisis, please speak with their physician or seek help from a counselor.


Jennifer Hughes, B.A., J.D., LL.MInclusivity Supporter, Engagement Seeker, and a Passion to Pass on Joy and a Life Long Love of Learning.
473 total reviews
490 completed classes

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