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Support for Learning


I've known for a long time that we can either build people up or tear them down.


It doesn't really matter what areas we offer or deny support, so whether you are starting a business, trying out dating, losing weight, or working on other issues, people who are in your corner and can support you are a goldmine.


That's because people who offer assistance to your improvement, your self-esteem or sense of accomplishment boost your happiness.


People who are the opposite literally tear you down.


When learning, it is important to support the people who are learning. It takes a lot of positive words, motivation, and support to help the growth of struggling students.


Five Ways to Build Lasting Self-Esteem


Here are some excerpts from the article:


Many of us recognize the value of improving our feelings of self-worth. When our self-esteem is higher, we not only feel better about ourselves, we are more resilient as well. Brain scan studies demonstrate that when our self-esteem is higher, we are likely to experience common emotional wounds such as rejection and failure as less painful, and bounce back from them more quickly. When our self-esteem is higher, we are also less vulnerable to anxiety; we release less cortisol into our bloodstream when under stress, and it is less likely to linger in our system.


But as wonderful as it is to have higher self-esteem, it turns out that improving it is no easy task. Despite the endless array of articles, programs and products promising to enhance our self-esteem, the reality is that many of them do not work and some are even likely to make us feel worse.


Part of the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable to begin with, as it can fluctuate daily, if not hourly. Further complicating matters, our self-esteem comprises both our global feelings about ourselves as well as how we feel about ourselves in the specific domains of our lives (e.g., as a father, a nurse, an athlete, etc.). The more meaningful a specific domain of self-esteem, the greater the impact it has on our global self-esteem. Having someone wince when they taste the not-so-delicious dinner you prepared will hurt a chef’s self-esteem much more than someone for whom cooking is not a significant aspect of their identity.


Happy Learning!

Heidi Nord


Other websites I love:

Reading Horizons

Five Ways to Build Lasting Self-Esteem

Recognizing Dyslexia May Prevent Low Self-Esteem and Anxiet

IMSE

University of Oregon

Orthographic Mapping

Speech is Beautiful

Really Great Reading

Dr. Dan Willingham's

Heggerty

International Dyslexia Association

What Teachers Should Know About Reading

Reading Rockets!

Keys for Learning

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy

Understood

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy