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Building Self-Efficacy in Students: Tips From My Mom

When I decided to try my hand at blogging, I talked my mom into being a guest on my blog from time to time. She is a graduate of Medaille College with a Master’s degree in Education. She teaches middle school and has a lot of experience when it comes to helping children reach their full potential. Inshalah, she will be dropping some pearls of wisdom from time to time.  Alhumdulilah, I am very happy to have her on my team. 🙂


Teaching Tips From My Mom

It is important to instill in students a strong sense of self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is the belief that one can achieve, and has the ability to construct a positive outcome.  Building self-efficacy in a student can indeed heighten their learning ability. As they become more willing to explore and study, subsequently, they will readily grasp concepts and learn.  They will also began to apply the knowledge they have learned.

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When a child reaches a certain proficiency in an area of study, this can raise self-efficacy.  For example, mastering the multiplication tables or  receiving an A on a test. Teaching children positive affirmations, such as “I can achieve,” and, “I will try my best,” can help.  If the child doesn’t do as well as expected at first, it is important not to overly emphasize the mistake. Instead encourage the child to try again. Be sure to provide interesting strategies which help produce success.

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As an effective means of raising children’s self-efficacy it is essential to provide learning opportunities for mastery experiences. Give them the opportunity to arrange their own learning situations.  This will help them to practice their skills and cultivate their talents and abilities.

May we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly, Inshalah.


Inshalah you found our post to be helpful. If you would like to read more about how to build self-efficacy in students, check out this post at Thanks for stopping by!

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Jamila is a homeschool mom, author, blogger, entrepreneur and sometimes gardener.

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