G.E. Tenet and Key Ideas on the Magic Triad:

Building Self-EsteemHarris Clemes, Reynold Bean ,  and Aminah Clark
Learner’s self-esteem is closely linked to their internal motivation to embrace all that is asked of them in life and in the learning environment. It greatly affects their courage to try new things or express their own ideas. A healthy self-esteem is a positive factor in drop-out prevention and is at the crux of student’s sound choices about their safety and health.

“Have faith in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy."
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, minister, author

Steps to Improving Self-Esteem    - Article with self-help strategies

Building Your Child's Self-Esteem  -  Article with parenting strategies

Basic Self-Esteem Needs:  (Printable posters)

Key Ideas

  • A feedback component of a positive and caring environment
  • Contains three methods of positive reinforcement - smile, kind words, and a gentle touch
  • Reflects acceptance, empathy, and concern
  • Sets the tone for all social and academic interactions