Updated: Aug 10, 2022
We want every child to achieve, right? Whether we're parents, teachers, or the cashier at Walmart, we want children to be successful. We want them growing and make learning gains and developing as amazing little humans.
But what if a child doesn't believe that he can?
Achieve, that is.
In order for children to be confident achievers, they have to first believe that they can do it. That support can come from many sources:
The mother that encourages her child to read every night and sits and listens and engages
The bus driver that sings songs on the bus because some kiddos need that uplifting lightness and fun in the morning
The teacher that says, "You've almost got it!"
The peer partner that let's you use your finger to track as you read together, even though he doesn't need to
The teacher that shows you a different way to learn something when you didn't quite get it the first time.
Regardless of where the support comes from, BELIEVE comes before ACHIEVE.
When a child believes in himself and knows that he has supports when he needs it (peers, adults or tools and strategies)...
That's when the achieving begins.
Believe it or not, it looks different for everyone.