Raising Esteem In Students

Raising Esteem In Students

A teenage boy jumped up from the couch in his classroom and stood in front of his fellow students to speak. “At the beginning of the year, I’d probably be afraid to stand up and talk to the class like this,” he said, bursting with smiles.

In the course of less than a school year, something changed in the 18 students that form this class at Salisbury Composite high school. Maybe they had teenage angst at the beginning of the school year. It’s hard to say. But to their own admission, last September they were not the most confident group of kids, and that can leave a person at a disadvantage at school and at life. Fortunately, their teacher, Lindy Mair, had bumped into Matt Thorpe one day and they began talking about kids.

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