It is not news that students who have high self-esteem outperform students who have low self-esteem. The good news is whatever your level of self-esteem is, it can be improved.

Here are five proven ways Teachers can help enhance their students’ self-esteem:

1) KNOW YOUR STUDENTS

Each student is unique, and to be the kind of teacher who is loved and respected by students, you must know and understand your students.  And be able to recognize when your student is in distress. Taking cognizance of this will ultimately help you provide the help the student needs: whether physical, emotional, mental, or psychological need.

2) BE SUPPORTIVE

After understanding your students, engage them in conversations, talk privately with them, and give them room to express themselves. That indicates that you love them, respect them and find them valuable.

3) TEACH THEM HOW TO MANAGE PRESSURE

As a teacher, model the behavior you expect of them. Teach them how best to manage pressure, rejection, and mistakes at a tender age. By doing so, it will no longer be a big deal to them which event occurs.

4) REWARD THEIR EFFORT

One of the best ways to boost students’ confidence and productivity is to reward their efforts and improvement.

When your students are awarded, for their efforts, it encourages them to put in more effort. With time, they grow and love the process.

Kindly let us know of other ways to boost students’ self-confidence in the comment section.