Quoting one definition of self -confidence as follows:
“Self-confidence can be described as an ability to be certain about one’s competencies and skills”
Self -Confidence starts with the ability to be certain, deciding what to be for what you believe you have.
Working on your abilities, mastering skills empower you to build a solid Self -confidence equal to believing in ourselves.
You would make a big difference building self -confidence in your students, by leading them to discover their natural skills, asking them to work with them in your class. Observing them working!
E.E Cummings wrote:
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit”
Isn’t that the perfect way to learn? So, go for it.