- Listen to stories
- Imitate parents
e.g. If they had a bad experience in the swimming pool – will they spontaneously want to be in the pool again?
A lot of it depends on the confidence that the child gained/lost in the process. If the child loses confidence, they may be scared to try the same again. On the other hand, if the child gains confidence, they will certainly be excited to try the same thing again.
Self-confidence enables students to handle setbacks, mistakes and failures with ease. Instead of being crippled by it, resilient children get up quickly, learn from their mistakes, and try again. They accept that the said failure is a part of life and growth and take more chances as a result, which promotes internal growth, making them even more successful later in life.
All learning is a discovery or a journey of exploration. By its nature, any exploration may have successful or unsuccessful outcomes. That is a part of life, the uncertainty of outcomes. But it leads to learning.
How can one build self-confidence as a learner in order to attempt to explore and discover, you ask?
Here's how -
Develop your abilities
Learn new skills
Learn music, art, storytelling, and sports – which many people can easily appreciate
Repeat things that you can do easily and improve upon them
Set manageable goals with moderate difficulties
Make progress towards longer-term goals
Be with people who are positive and good influence to you
Be with people who offer constructive criticism
Be with people who are happy about your growth
Enjoy social interaction
Be inclusive of everyone
Help, give and be kind
Win some prizes
Be content with yourself and your skills
All these steps are interrelated and work together hand-in-hand. For example, if I learn a skill, my self-acceptance increases. Or if I get acknowledged, my self-acceptance increases. Similarly, my self-confidence too. Alternatively, if my self-acceptance is high, I am more like to develop new friendships. And if I have many friends, I may get acknowledged for my abilities more often. Points 1 and 2 are the easiest to start with as a learner, as one-self can do these without much external help.
High confidence helps the learning and discovery journey in various ways.
Less Fear and Anxiety. Confidence builds a kind of wall within one, especially students, which makes them brave enough to tackle every problem they might face in their lives. It paves the way for them and their future as they become quick thinkers and problem solvers. You tend to be less worried as well when you are confident about your capabilities.
When one has the bravery to tackle all problems in their life, the feeling of not stopping arises, you would want to keep doing things when you are victorious. And do them better, in a more efficient and more challenging way than before. You also go out of your way to try out and explore new activities to do. All of this leads to confidence, which motivates one to work harder.
A confident young mind can tank any shot that is thrown towards their way. This happens because of the bravery and motivation mentioned above that are connected with confidence. Students become resilient to failure, not feeling embarrassed by them but taking them as a learning experience. This leads to taking up projects and doing things out of one's comfort zone in the future.
tickLinks supports 21st Century education by providing tools and opportunities to students and teachers. Students can create projects and activities, participate in contests, get peer appreciation, win recognition and develop their portfolio and confidence.
tickLinks aim to create a friendly platform for the teacher network. tickLinks facilitates two-way information flow between the administrators and the teachers and creates a network of teachers – who can easily share work, learn and appreciate each other's work, all while building their teacher portfolio. We strive to implement the NEP, 21st century Education, in order to create 21st Century teachers. Teachers are recognised for their contributions through monthly, quarterly and yearly programs at various levels.
On 06th May 2022, Hon Dy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar launched the Shaala Sudhar program to raise the standard of the schools in Pune. The Vinoba app was also launched as a part of the Shaala Sudhar Program. The Vinoba app and program are used by all the teachers in the district government schools. It helps them become a certified teacher for 21st-century education. The Vinoba app is built on the tools and programs of tickLinks.
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