“The surest path to high self-esteem is to be successful at something one perceived would be difficult! Each time we steal a student’s struggle, we steal the opportunity for them to build self-confidence. They must learn to do difficult things to feel good about themselves.”
Dr. Sylvia Rimm
Tell yourself and the students that:
- Struggle is good
- Struggle builds self-confidence
- Tell them about ways that you struggled and eventually succeeded
Download the pdf below to give to teachers at your school as their “Teacher Mindset Reminder” for week 1.