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As a teacher, I do trust my students’ overall unique package. Each student is different. The more I do it, the more they lay their confidence and self-esteem. Thus, I venture to lay the carpet with incredible tips on how to develop positive self-concept in students.
As a Junior High School teacher, I meet diverse learners with varied interests and learning styles. I always believe that for my students to do greater things at all times, I have to recognize their uniqueness and give them the extraordinary chance to delve more and succeed. Thus, I’d like to share incredible tips on how to develop positive self-concept in students.
“Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” – Ann Liebermann
Each of my students is a picturesque masterpiece that needs to be nurtured and cared for. Each and every one of them is a valuable piece with noteworthy features that need to be unraveled. As I welcome them into my classroom for another fabulous school year, I am so excited that I am again set for another mission of helping them so they become the best that they can be.
My dear great teachers, we are set to change our students’ lives and make a big difference. We are meant to extend our extra push to help students discover their full potential.
5 Incredible Tips on How to Develop Positive Self-Concept in Students
Our students always appreciate our desire in helping them. Therefore, it should be as educators of the world, within our capabilities to do so. Does this interest you?
1. Don’t ever dare compare your learners to their peers.
Well, it won’t just help to compare your students with their classmates or to anyone else. It will just spread the tentacles of insecurities and less self-worth.
Instead, as their teacher, I make interactive lessons, activities, and presentations so ALL OF THEM will improve and become better each day. The instructions and assessments I give are equitable and reasonable. Apparently, they’ll do better if they know that each of them is appreciated and their unique talents are recognized.
I consider each of my learners as unrepeatable. So, I should never end up comparing their capabilities and performance. I know that there are situations in the classroom that will inadvertently make us end up comparing them with their counterparts. But this episode will be very debasing to our learners. We should never allow this in our classroom.
As their teacher, you may make reports regarding their performances but it should be for remediation purposes and not to ridicule them in front of their eyes otherwise your classroom will be a cesspool of this disease.
He is ‘he’ and she is ‘she’.Do you get this concept? Marymount University mentions that students should not compare themselves to their peers for it can be deleterious to one’s success.
2. Help students set goals.
Since every student in the classroom is bound to different learning styles and interests, as teachers, we should equip ourselves with the best strategies to help students set goals for themselves through differentiated instructions.
The more we pay attention to our students’ hard work and dedication, the more they establish self-esteem and the easier it would be for them to set their goals. Goal setting is an avenue in the classroom that should be set in the spotlight once and for all. Hence, they should develop a feeling of competence within themselves.
With that in mind, I always make a fresh start for each one during the first week of the school year. As I set high hopes for my learners, I make them know themselves a lot more. Through journaling, they can express their thoughts, dreams, and goals.
By explaining to them the value of setting attainable goals, they will have the interest to work hard for their individual achievements. I do this with my students and I give them the opportunity to evaluate their progress every quarter. They should know where they are and how they have been.
3. Give your constructive views.
As a teacher, I recognize the efforts of my students and celebrate their success. But, we could not expect things to be perfect in the classroom as our students behave and perform in many different ways.
That is why we should be ready for their array of imperfections so we will not be caught off-guard. Or else, our emotions trap us and negative criticisms flow into the ebb tide.
The positive or constructive views we give to our students will help us stay connected with them. Don’t expect things to be perfect because it will just make you lose connections with your students. Additionally, our expressions of discontent will make our students suffer from a lack of self-esteem. Just keep their vigor and that’s it.
To be sure, never run out of positive feedback to make your learners feel safe and comfortable.
4. Create super motivations and reinforcements.
While helping your students set attainable learning goals so they can flourish and achieve more, you should carve the foundation for super motivations and reinforcements.
Our highly-motivated students are a perfect mark of our greatness as teachers!
Increasing your student’s motivation depends on your passion to teach and to help them achieve their potential. This can be one of the overwhelming facets of teaching, conversely, based on my teaching experience, motivating students can become exciting if you are a great teacher.
Being great means you know how to make academic concepts real. By making the content relevant to your student’s experiences, they can connect and maintain focus. Moreover, your supportive teaching style could usher in positive reinforcements that will provide children opportunities for self-improvement and have a positive concept for themselves.
Specifically, the reinforcements will increase student’s enthusiasm to master a certain skill and help them cope up and improve their performance.
5. Know your students deeply.
It’s good that you call your students by their first names. That will make them a lot more comfortable. However, it should not encapsulate the idea of ‘knowing your students well’. You should go deeper and explore their individual interests and unique purpose.
How well do you know your students? You can’t read that in their actions alone. Moreover, you can’t tell that during the first day of classes. It involves a long process.
Fostering a strong relationship with your students through meaningful communication acts like talking with them during their free time, can do a great deal. Another point is by letting your students feel that you are interested in them and that you are willing to listen, you will encourage them to open up. This will also create a safe learning environment which is very important in teaching and learning.
To come to the point…
Teachers have a crucial role in helping students develop their self-esteem and discover their full potential. You may have those lowly students in your class and you should know how to encourage them to participate and make intentional class engagements.
By helping students develop a positive self-concept, they will be most aware of their strengths and weaknesses and all aspects that encompass their personality. As they learn more about themselves, it’s easier for them to heighten their self-esteem and self-image.
Let me know your thoughts on this. If you are deeply concerned with your learners, perhaps we can collaborate and share tips and activities regarding this matter.