Thursday, September 26, 2013

Self esteem

So after reading several articles about increasing/ fostering self esteem in the classroom several simple strategies seem to be mentioned over and over again. 
1- Give students specific praise - this should be done in front of the class as well as individually
2- Make random calls to the students home to praise what they are doing in class
3- Post students work around the classroom or in hallways
4- Put positive post-it notes around the room - make them specific to students randomly
5- Greet all students at the door.
These all seemed so simple, basic, routine - and what many of us do already.
Another strategy I cam across was using self - affirmations.  Making a list of qualities or attributes you know you have and believe are valuable. 

1 comment:

  1. Be careful how your praise students. Praise is important but the wrong kind of praise can be detrimental to students. Students need to be praised about process, effort and work ethic. Praising students about innate ability is harmful.