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Confident Me: Training videos for teachers

Confident Me: Training videos for teachers

The Confident Me school resources are designed to help every student in your school develop positive body confidence. Schools have a vital role to play in creating a supportive and uplifting educational environment that helps children value how they see and feel about themselves.

By challenging narrow and idealized notions of appearance, schools can show the power of celebrating children’s talents, personalities and differences. Plus, teaching social and emotional skills such as tolerance, empathy and kindness can help to build self-esteem in children, as well as confidence and resilience.

Both the single lesson and five lesson teacher and educator resources have been created in partnership with experts from the Dove Self-Esteem Project. Plus, they’ve been proven effective in building body confidence in young people. 

Your school may already be doing activities that include confidence training, or it may be an issue that hasn’t been tackled before. Either way, Confident Me is designed to help your school on its journey of teaching confidence. By taking some action, no matter how small, you can help improve attitudes in your school. 

So, if you’re wondering how to improve body confidence in schools, we have created six training videos to help teachers and educators present this content in the classroom. 

Introduction to body confidence

DSEP - Introduction to body confidence
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This video provides an overview of body confidence, giving you the background needed to deliver a Confident Me self-esteem workshop at your school. We’ll show you the impact that low body confidence can have on young people, explain common body image myths and also give you an overview of the Dove Self-Esteem Project and its approach to increasing self-esteem amongst young people.

Video duration: 6 minutes

Workshop lesson plan & material

DSEP - Workshop lesson plan & material
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This video introduces the series of Confident Me body positivity resources available – both the single lesson and the five lesson course. Resources include a lesson plan, a student presentation, and student activity sheets. The video also helps you understand how to best use these materials to run your own self-esteem workshop.

Video duration: 4 minutes

Workshop content overview

DSEP - Workshop content overview
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Here, we explore the core objectives of a positive body confidence workshop. Hints and tips for specific activities are also provided to ensure that you’re fully prepared to run your own self-esteem workshop. 

Video duration: 7 minutes

How to create the right environment

DSEP - How to create the right environment
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Are there any workshop ground rules that need to be set? When is it recommended to split into single-sex groups? And how can you create a positive body image strategy that your whole school can use? All of these questions and more are covered in this short video. 

Video duration: 4 minutes

When to adapt the lesson plan

DSEP - When to adapt the lesson plan
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When it comes to your students and how best to support them, we know that you’re the expert. But, we’re here to help too. This quick training session provides a couple of points proven to increase body confidence among young people. It also includes helpful tips from other teachers and educators to keep in mind when using the Confident Me teacher and educator resources.  

Video duration: 6 minutes

Tips for challenging questions

DSEP - Tips for challenging questions
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Difficult situations can always come up in the classroom. This video addresses some of the challenging situations teachers and educators may face during the Confident Me self-esteem workshops, and provides strategies to deal with them. 

Video duration: 4 minutes

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