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Excellent Middle School Self-Esteem Resource

Hot off the press! Our Character: Self Esteem Basics DVD receives great reviews from School Library Journal:

"The importance of good self-esteem and ways you can improve your confidence are presented in this brief character education program. The lesson begins with upbeat music and McKenna, a teenager, introducing the basics of self-esteem. Clear examples and on-screen notes emphasize key terms and concepts..."

"Holding a palette inside an art room, McKenna points out how each painting is different but has been created from the same paints. Similarly, like a painting, each person is unique. A playful but informative discussion takes place between developmental psychologist Dr. Rundman and McKenna on topics such as a person’s self-concept, the impact of self-esteem, the role of confidence, and the importance of a positive attitude. The doctor suggests ways to improve one’s self-esteem, such as 'learn to accept praise, focus on your strengths, and learn from mistakes.'

McKenna concludes her examination of the topic on the basketball court with the high school basketball starter who explains how practice gives him confidence on the court and how he considers the choices he is given. An excellent resource for intermediate and middle grade students."

–Robyn Gioia, Bolles School, Ponte Vedra, FL

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