In Guidance this December, the fourth graders learned about self esteem, and three ways to improve “elf esteem”. The E represents feeling empowered. Students explored ways they could build confidence to feel prepared and empowered for upcoming tasks or events. The L represents things that the student like about themselves. Students engaged in self-reflection to identify specific characteristics and traits about themselves that they value. And lastly, the F represents focusing on strengths, where students learned to flip negative self-talk to focus on personal strengths and individual growth. By feeling empowered, liking ourselves, and focusing on strengths, students can’t help but notice an increase in self-esteem!