The key to being a happy and successful student is academic confidence. There are many reasons why building confidence is so important. Here are three main reasons:
Confidence affects educational goals.
Lack of confidence often leads to students thinking “Why try when I know I can’t do it” or “I am not good enough”. It is easy to give up on things when you are thinking low of yourself. If a student’s confidence is low, it will show in his or her grades.
More confidence = more motivation.
Again, lack of confidence leads to giving up easily. A student that is confident will be more motivated.
Confidence leads to happiness.
We all want our kids to be happy. When a student is confident, he or she has a more positive mindset. Confident students believe in themselves. Having confidence leads to contentedness and overall happiness.
So how can we get our kids to be confident in the classroom? Constantly encourage them. Make sure they always know that they can do it. If a student is really struggling, hire a tutor. A little help can go a long way. Remember, confidence is key!!