LOW-PREP SEL LESSON ABOUT POSITIVE SELF TALK
Teachers and school counselors love using our no prep, interactive growth mindset lesson to teach kids about positive self-talk. Students learn the difference between their Inner Coach versus Inner Critic. As well as practice how to re-frame negative, shame-based self-perceptions. And rather, focus on what their Inner Coach would say instead.
This social emotional learning lesson comes in multiple formats, making it suitable for differentiated instruction. Choose between a pre-narrated 6 minute video, Boom Learning™, or google slides™ social narrative lesson. Then have students practice turning negative self-talk into positive self talk by using the interactive task cards and or worksheets, that come in digital and printable files. Perfect for both in-person and distance learning.
Why Teach Kids About Their Inner Coach versus Inner Critic?
Research tells us that when students speak to themselves in a more kind way, it helps them to develop an internal locus of control. This in turn, supports young people to build growth mindset. Moreover, positive self-talk is a healthy coping tool, in addition to cultivating resilience: both of which are protective factors for when times get tough.
Kids learn that when you “speak to yourself” like you would to someone you love and care about, you are tapping into your Inner Coach. Moreover, that positive self-talk sounds encouraging, supportive, and compassionate. Conversely, this SEL lesson teaches that your Inner Critic sounds judgmental, blaming, and discouraging. In other words, when you “speak to yourself” in an unhelpful and hurtful way.