Students will explore the role of their inner critic and identify ways to reduce negative self-talk and build self-acceptance. They will practice identifying the strengths of others and evaluate their own strengths by reflecting on peer feedback.
- learn how to reduce negative self-talk using strategies that promote self-acceptance.
- explain the concept of self-acceptance and how it can help to reduce negative self-talk
- list examples of how their inner critic can be useful
- recognise the strengths of their peers and evaluate the feedback they receive from others.
Lesson guides and printables
- Social skills
- Critical thinking
Health and Physical Education – Years 7 and 8 – Personal, social and community health – Interaction with others:
- Analyse factors that influence emotional responses and devise strategies to self-manage emotions (AC9HP8P06).
General Capabilities – Personal and Social Capability – Years 7 and 8 – Self-management:
- Use and refine strategies that contribute to regulating behaviour and achieving learning goals.
Syllabus outcome: (PD4-6)
Un Sustainable Development Goals
Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
This lesson has been created in collaboration with LifeChanger Foundation to support teachers to deliver high-quality Health and Physical Education, as well as Social and Emotional Learning experiences.
LifeChanger’s facilitated programs and workshops aim to empower young people (Year 5-12) to live thriving, resilient lives. For more information, visit lifechanger.org.au.