Before the Movie:


Who is someone you know that has high self-esteem? How can you tell? (Tap prior knowledge)

How would you describe your own self-esteem? (Make connections)


During the Movie (Pause Points):


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:19: In what way is trying out for a team an example of having high self-esteem? (Make inferences

Timecode 4:11 How can your inner voice affect your self-esteem? How can it help and hurt you? (Make connections; Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 5:33 How does a growth mindset affect our opportunities? (Identify cause/effect)


After the Movie:


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Self-Esteem topic. (Make connections)


Why is having self-esteem important? (Reflect)


How can you support someone else’s self-esteem? (Apply new knowledge)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Self-Esteem Topic Page to your class or have students read independently. Then have them watch the movie once through without pausing. Then, watch it again as class, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.