Nothing breeds confidence like success. Anytime our students accomplish something they feel proud of, they give themselves concrete proof of everything they are capable of. Here are six specific strategies we can use to help create opportunities for students to be successful in our classes.
By building relationships with our students, not only do we gain the opportunity to talk to them explicitly about the strengths we see in them, but we are also implicitly communicating that we believe they are worth getting to know, and you never know how much that might mean to a student.
In order for students to feel confident, they first have to know that the classroom is a safe place. These six strategies will help you cultivate a warm and welcoming classroom environment.
Our students are more anxious than ever, but fortunately, there are some concrete things that we, as educators, can do to help them feel more confident in the classroom. This post is the first of a series presenting techniques for boosting student confidence. By the end of the series, you’ll have twenty different strategies you can implement to help your students feel more confident!