Be Confident

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Be Confident (1:19)

“You have to believe in yourself. And you say it and you hear it all the time. But it’s true. It’s having enough confidence in yourself. “I know what I’m doing.” The best thing that a person could be is to be exactly who they are and know that who you are is awesome. If you can be 10 to 13 years old and have that kind of confidence, then you can take over the world.”

Role model featured in order of appearance: Christine Simmons, Jingwen Yuan, Sowmya Subramanian, Shauna Williams, Desa Larkin Boutté, Eloisa Klementich, and Jamila Glass.

Video Transcript

Confidence will take you so far, and it’ll help you work harder. It’ll help you present yourself even better. That all comes from loving yourself. And that gives you that confidence that you need.

The confidence built over time with the age and experience. But you need to believe in yourself. You need to keep your dreams alive.

There’s a lot of power in you being you. Don’t let anything around you take away from that.

You will find a lot of people that are going to try to tear you down, that are going to tell lies on you, that are going to try to make you feel less than so that they can feel better.

Know that you’re worth it, and know that you are able to do amazing things if you apply yourself.

You have to believe in yourself. And you say it and you hear it all the time. But it’s true. It’s having enough confidence in yourself. “I know what I’m doing.” The best thing that a person could be is to be exactly who they are and know that who you are is awesome. If you can be 10 to 13 years old and have that kind of confidence, then you can take over the world.

Discussion Questions

1) The video explains that confidence builds over time. This means that you have more confidence as you get older and have more experience. What is one way you are more confident now than when you were younger?

2) Two people in the video say confidence is about believing in yourself. What does it mean to believe in yourself? What is one way you showed that today?

3) You heard someone in the video say, “You can do amazing things if you apply yourself.” When you apply yourself, you work hard to reach a goal. What is a goal you have? What steps can you take to apply yourself in reaching your goal?

4) In the video, listeners learn that “there’s a lot of power in you being you.” Part of knowing who you are is understanding your strengths. If your friend named three things you’re really good at, what would she say?

5) A speaker in the video tells listeners that the best thing you can be is exactly who you are. How would you explain to a younger child what it means to be exactly who you are?

Discussion Guide

Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about what it means to be confident.

Classroom Lesson Plan

What’s the number one power you need to go after your dreams? Find the answer in this video! (We think it might just become your favorite superpower ever!)

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is designed to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Empowerment Activities

Use Empowerment Activities as a fun way to reinforce the video topic and build community with your students.

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Fun Page Activity

Fun Page Activity: What makes you awesome? This activity helps you discover the ways you are already developing your confidence superpowers!