Faking-It Fran - Self Confidence

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Faking It Fran is the sixth of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Fran applies self-motivation and self- direction to learning (ASCA Behavior - Learning Strategy Standard 4). Fran encourages self-confidence in ability to succeed (ASCA Mindset 2).

Chalkboard Quotes

“When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” Oprah

“When you say, ‘I’m amazing,’ you might feel like you are bragging or being stuck up. But bragging is saying, ‘I’m better than you.’ Brooke Castillo

Mind chatter & self hate gets you no-where!

Apples taught me that there is a star within each of us.

Self-Confident people have positive thoughts about themself.


Video: Faking it Fran’s lesson on self-confidence


Powerful You Instructions

20-25 minutes per week for each of the 26 social skills lessons

1.    Breathe and Stretch before every lesson.  Feel the benefits in YOUR body and mind.  Kids love the breathing ball

2.   Read the true short story from the 8.5 x 11 Powerful You Educator Cards and watch connection radiate in your class.

3.    Stand tall and practice positive self-talk.

4.   Open the lines of communication by allowing children turn & talk time with each journaling question from the Powerful You Educator Card. (use transition chime to move through questions quickly)

5.   Display the Classroom Social Skills Sign.  Leave a classroom footprint of emotional wellness. 

6.   Use the Powerful You Book for positive quotes and additional activities that correspond to each A-Z lesson. Add your ideas to this resource book.  You are more powerful than you know!  

7.   Purchase The Powerful You Educator Kit . (Includes all resources for grades 3 and up)

8.   See more resources below.

Powerful You Educator Resources

Breathe and Stretch on the Beach(Pre-K-12 )
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Go ahead ——sing along! Faking It Fran from Powerful You turns this song up when her self-confidence is low. www.powerfulyou.info

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Faking it Fran likes to start her day like this.  

Personal Strengths Thumball

You have what you need inside!  Believe in yourself  and you can do hard things!


GRADES 3-6rebecca wells