To begin the session:
Distribute copies of the “Decode It” exercise from the activity page, which you can download here. Allow class members to work in pairs to complete the activity according to instructions. (If you’re meeting online, consider having the class complete the activity together.) After completion, discuss conclusions by asking learners to identify the common theme of the decoded phrases, which relate to feelings of inadequacy or incompetence.
After the activity say, “We all have times when we feel unqualified, unprepared, or incompetent to address a task. How do we overcome these feelings? Let’s find out.”
To encourage personal application:
Distribute copies of the “On Trial” exercise from the activity page as a take-home or an after-class activity to be completed as indicated. As a motive to complete it, state that you will begin the next class session by reviewing results.