Self-Efficacy

Self-Efficacy is defined as a person's beliefs about their capabilities to produce designated levels of performance that excercise influence over events that affect their lives.
Self-Esteem is defined as  person's overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth.
It is important to build not only self-esteem, but also self-efficacy within our students. 
The article below summarizes the differences between the two, gives information about the basic building blocks of self-efficacy and also provides ways adults can promote self-efficacy in students.
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