Series II - Step 2 - Understanding the Foundations of Self Esteem

The Importance of Building Confidence in the Classroom

Adapted from the book, Creating Confident Children in the Classroom: The Use of Positive Restructuring.

Pierangelo/Giuliani: Research Press

Introduction

Self esteem is feeling good about yourself.  Because it is a feeling, self esteem is expressed in the way that people behave.  However, success is important for the growth of positive feelings about oneself. High self esteem will allow your students to keep failure situations in proper perspective. Whether or not a failure situation is perceived as a learning experience, or as a self punishment, depends on one's level of self esteem.

This issue of The Classroom Management Series presents a clear understanding of self esteem and numerous methods to build self esteem and confidence in the classroom environment.

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