In his debut book, Joshua Faden shares his exciting work with students that led to the creation of the confidence-building model. He demonstrates how we can help our children go from resistant to engaged, lifelong learners. By weaving together the journeys of his students with the research that supports the process, Joshua explores and explains how confidence is built by learning to overcome—and even how to find enjoyment in—life’s daily challenges.
The beautiful stories bring this incredible confidence-building model to life and leave the reader ready to tackle whatever challenges may come their way. This book is as heartwarming as it is informative and empowering. Whether you are a teacher looking to build up the confidence of your students, a parent helping your child to build their confidence, or a student looking to better understand how to become confident, this book is for you.
Want specific strategies for helping your child to grow their confidence as a learner? This handbook is for you! A companion to The Confidence Project: A Journey Through the Confidence Constellation, your child will learn the elements of the confidence building toolkit: The Confidence Constellation. Through guided discussions and fun, interactive activities you and your child(ren) will be able to more effectively and efficiently manage your Challenge Cycle and gain the tools necessary to become an excited, lifelong learner.
This handbook is perfect for students of all ages looking to grow and maintain their confidence! It is suggested that the handbook be completed in partnership with a teacher/parent/guardian for students in grades k-3, independently with joint conversations to support students in grades 4-8, and for high school students it can used as a great conversation starter to discuss the core elements of confidence building