Attitude and academic performance

     Education is a process by which man transmits his experiences, new findings, and values accumulated over the years, in his struggle for survival and development through generations. Education enables individuals and society to make an all-round participation in the developmental process, by acquiring knowledge, ability, skills, and attitudes. 
          1.      Attitude plays an important role in learning process.
                 It is a sort of behavior that an instructor tries to modify. Teacher should present instructions in a way that appeals to each child.  The basic purpose of learning is to influence the development of attitude to produce personal qualities, social, intellectual and emotional readiness to meet a complex array of life situations that will enable a learner to cope with numerous conditions.
          2.      Build on your students’ strengths.
                 Find ways to learn about your students and their talents and goals. In many ways, this is the hardest work that teachers do, but it’s crucial to getting your students to achieve. By finding the areas in which an individual student can excel, you’ll encourage his or her success in all areas.
         3.      Develop relationships.
             Strong student/teacher relationships don’t start or end in the classroom. Engage with your students in the hallways and outside class. An act as simple as asking about their participation the school play or how an older sibling is doing can go a long way towards building a true rapport with your students.
         4.      Let them know you believe in them. 
                        My research data suggest that building students’ confidence is an important factor in their future academic success. As a teacher, it’s your job to help build that confidence by highlighting all kinds of accomplishments and encouraging your students to see mistakes not as failures, but opportunities to learn.
         5.      Encourage a sense of belonging. 
                        One of the things about Harding that stands out to me is how many avenues exist for students to get involved. This drives a sense of belonging to the school, including a large variety of clubs, teams, after-school programs and student-led organizations.

         6.      Create strength in diversity.
                       Good teachers find ways to capitalize on the diversity in their classrooms. They understand how a diverse set of ethnicities, backgrounds and experiences can be used to create a more stimulating classroom environment. It’s also critically important for this generation of students to learn how to thrive in a global, cross-cultural environment.