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.

 

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One thought on “SELF -CONFIDENCE

  1. I completely agree with you. It’s very important building self -confidence in your students. They tend to have a very hard time expressing themselves in english. From what I’ve seen, teachers at Unimet follow two strategies to build self confidence in their students. One teacher chooses every week a student that has to prepare the class and be the teacher for a day. This is a very good strategy because It follows the principle of learning by teaching, and at the same time incites students to communicate and interact with people. Another teacher encourages nice conversational dynamics in classes but when his students make grammar or pronunciation mistakes, he never corrects them right away. This teacher waits until the end of the class to talk for 5 min with each of his students and tell them what they have to improve. What I find very interesting about this strategy is that the teacher never kills the vibe of the coversation and student are never shy to speak.

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