When it comes to learning and succeeding, doubt may be one of the most influential factors in preventing students from achieving what they have the potential to achieve. Student achievement stems from hard work and confidence in themselves and their abilities. Building student confidence is vital inside and outside the classroom, ensuring that students are motived and happy as they learn and grow. With that said, it is extremely difficult to instill confidence in a student who is unsure of themselves. A high-pressure environment and what students do not know naturally becomes a crippling factor in their growth.
I wonder if technology can be used to reassure students as it has become a tool and outlet most are comfortable with. Can technology be used to build and boost confidence? Can the abundance of edtech resources on the web be used to create a learning environment where students feel supported and confident in their learning abilities? I hope to explore this question throughout the quarter and gain knowledge of how I can better create a classroom environment that fosters confidence and a love for learning.