12-14, 15+, 9-11, Beginning/Ending the session, Character education, Main Activities, Time fillers

Teaching about Social Justice

An interesting resource from the Guardian about how to teach different aspects of social justice. Include links to materials and lesson plans from lots of different organisations. For girls aged 8 or over. https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/feb/17/how-to-teach-social-justice-resources-lesson-plans

12-14, 6-8, 9-11, Beginning/Ending the session, Character education, Introduction, Time fillers, Wellbeing

Tips for how to get more confident!

Tips from a life coach on improving young peoples’ confidence: https://young.scot/information/mind/how-to-get-confident-and-stay-that-way/

Click through this site; there are lots of useful pages. This one, for example, is a guide for young people who are a little on the shy side to help them to make friends at school: https://young.scot/information/relationships/shy-persons-guide-to-making-friends-at-school/

12-14, 15+, 6-8, 9-11, Beginning/Ending the session, Character education, For all age groups, For Mentors, Introduction, Time fillers, Wellbeing

Baytree Heroines’ Key Qualities Definitions

We assimilated the definitions for the virtues that the girls came up with the Heroines workshops last month: Virtue Mindmap Definitions

This might be useful to help you think about how to talk to your mentee about these virtues, as well as set goals with the virtues in mind.

12-14, 15+, 9-11, Character education, For Mentors, Getting to know you, Main Activities, Uncategorized, Wellbeing

Body Image and Positivity

These resources may be useful when trying to discuss perceptions of body image with the girls, although feel free to use them with women as well. An honest discussion about body image is important for understanding where these self-critical ideas emanate from and can help us, as mentors, to deconstruct their influence over young women and girls. Emphasising the unrealistic depictions of women within the media is also important as it encourages young girls to recognise unrealistic standards of beauty when they are being promoted. Lastly, conducting these discussions in a group context may be helpful because it allows us to expose how universal these negative self-criticisms are.

Body Image Videos

Body image

Body Image Teachers Notes

Body Image Tool Kit 2012