About This Chapter
Developing Self-Esteem in Social-Emotional Learning - Chapter Summary
This chapter helps you plan out strategies for developing your students' self-esteem as part of social-emotional learning. A few of the topics you will go over in this chapter include the following:
- Competing theories about self-esteem development in children
- How communication impacts self-esteem and self-concept
- Behavior motivators and Maslow's fourth stage
- Self-concept in relation to reliance and self-control
A mixture of video and text-based lessons provide an interactive learning environment for you to go over these concepts. Each lesson focuses on a single topic, allowing you to master the information in one area before moving to the next. Since most lessons can be completed in around 5-10 minutes, it won't take you long to get through the entire chapter.
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: You'll get to review the various factors that affect your students' self-esteem, and you will find out how to incorporate activities and lessons that can assist your students with building up their self-confidence.
- Provides access to resources: These teaching resources can give you new strategies for self-esteem building that you can easily try out with your students.
- Offers well-researched information: All of our materials have been designed by educators who possess years of experience in their fields, so you can rest easy knowing that this chapter includes the most current trends and up-to-date information about social-emotional learning.
By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the development of self-esteem and how to measure it in children
- Understand how communication connects with self-esteem and self-concept
- Identify Maslow's hierarchy of needs in relation to esteem
- Analyze how students develop a sense of themselves in the classroom
- Integrate confidence-building activities into the curriculum
1. What Is Self-Esteem in Children? - Definition, Measures & Development
Read this lesson for an overview of self-esteem in children, including a definition of self-esteem, two competing theories, and an example of how to successfully build self-esteem.
2. Relationship Between Self-Concept, Self-Esteem & Communication
One of the main things impacted by our self-concept and our self-esteem is our communication with other people. Find out how this works, and then test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Esteem Needs in Maslow's Hierarchy: Examples & Definition
When the first three needs in Maslow's hierarchy of needs have been met, the esteem needs, based on desires for appreciation and respect, begin to motivate behavior. This lesson explores Maslow's fourth stage and includes a short quiz.
4. Applying Sense of Self in the Classroom
Teachers need to foster all children's development of self-concept, including things like self-control and reliance. This lesson outlines strategies for teachers that support students as they discover their emerging sense of self.
5. Confidence Building Activities for Kids
Kids are often in need of a constant boost, especially when they're young. There are many ways we can help our students increase their confidence through activities. Here are a few examples.
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Other chapters within the Promoting Students' Social-Emotional Learning course
- Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
- How to Recognize Child Abuse & Distress
- Strategies for Managing Student Aggression
- Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms
- Peer Friendships & Interpersonal Strategies
- Cooperative Learning & Strategies for Conflict Resolution
- Classroom Behavior Management & Interventions
- Healthy Classroom Environments & Cultural Inclusion
- The Role of Family-School Partnerships
- Social Development in Early Childhood Education