Teaching With Self-Esteem: Not Necessarily a Contradiction in Terms

Teaching With Self-Esteem: Not Necessarily a Contradiction in Terms

Most teachers would agree that self-esteem is essential to every student’s success, so we put a lot of time and thought into fostering a learning environment in which kids feel good about themselves. In time, we hope our students will mature into kind, sensitive adults who will help nurture the self-esteem of the next generation. In the meantime, however, we are faced with hordes of brutally blunt children, brimming with such confidence and self-esteem that they feel free to express…

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