Some children thrive on learning, relishing challenges whilst operating with a good level of confidence in their abilities. They may or may not have to work hard to achieve.
Others enjoy learning but are uneasy with many of the challenges; their level of confidence wavers. They often have to work very hard to achieve.
There are too many children, however, for whom learning is painful; their level of confidence is very poor as they find it hard to understand new concepts and acquire new skills as fast as their peers. They struggle to achieve; some give up trying.
First we need to believe that learning and achievement is possible for all children with the right support and encouragement.
Children who struggle can make significant progress with the right intervention.
The key is to build the children’s confidence in their abilities.