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Building Self-Concept

Time Frame

1 class periods of 70 minutes each

Group Size


Life Skills

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Character


Vikki Masters


There are many ways to build your self-concept. Self-talk is one way to do that. Be careful what you say to yourself. You may become just that!


  • Bell Ringer Cards for each student
  • Large clear balloon
  • 12" Long Needle
  • Lubricant (Shortening, Oil or Vaseline)
  • Colored Butcher Paper, 6-8 feet long
  • Markers
  • Self-Talk Study Guide Handout
  • Self-Talk PowerPoint Presentation
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks

Intended Learning Outcomes

Identify skills which lead to understanding of self (self-esteem, self-concept, how to build self-concept, and personality development).

Instructional Procedures

Teacher and student step-by-step instructions are found below in the "Building Self-Concept Lesson Plan" attachment.

Assessment Plan

Observe students as they participate in the activities. The thank you note will be a homework assignment. Have them turn in their thank you notes first, grade them, then the students can deliver their notes.


Teen Living Curriculum Guide from the Utah State Office of Education

Created: 05/28/2012
Updated: 02/24/2021