improving self-esteem

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Self-esteem is one of the key determinants of successful learning and social skills and is a prerequisite of the general well-being of students. Feeling competent, having a can-do attitude, feeling good about themselves, students are much more likely to actively engage in the learning process, which results in better learning outcomes. Low self-esteem plays a significant role in early school leaving. Improving the self-esteem of students at risk of early dropout has proven to be an effective preventive tool.  There are several ways that teachers can support students with low self-esteem.’ Creating a supportive learning atmosphere, differentiated instruction that is sensitive to individual needs, establishing realistic expectations, goals and allowing choices, positive feedback valuing strengths and abilities are all key factors in this process.

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