Developing a Positive Sense of Self is full of ideas and activities that teachers can use to help students feel good about themselves while at the same time creating a classroom environment where mutual support and caring are the norm. A classroom in which all students feel valued and able to express their feelings and opinions openly is a happy classroom filled with super kids. Classroom teachers play a crucial role in helping students to develop self-esteem. They do this not only by creating a learning environment but also by being a friend, by listening, by encouraging a “you can do it” attitude and, of course, by accepting each child and his or her contributions and perceptions without judgement. Each student activity page in both books is supported by a detailed teacher ideas page.