A student’s negative behavior within an educational environment just may be the result of how that environment is presented. Classroom motivation may be affected by how you, as a teacher, provide encouragement, opportunities, structure and a strong student-teacher relationship. 


Self-confidence is an attitude which allows students to have positive yet realistic views of themselves and their situations. Self-confident students trust their own abilities, have a general sense of control in their lives, and believe that, within reason, they will be able to do what they wish, plan, and expect. Having self-confidence does not mean that students will be able to do everything. Self-confident student have expectations that are realistic. Even when some of their expectations are not met, they continue to be positive and to accept themselves.

Students who are not self-confident depend excessively on the approval of other students in order to feel good about them. They tend to avoid taking risks because they fear failure. They generally do not expect to be successful. They often put themselves down and tend to discount or ignore compliments paid to them. By contrast, self-confident student are willing to risk the disapproval of others because they generally trust their own abilities. They tend to accept themselves; they don’t feel they have to conform in order to be accepted.

Teachers themselves can help the students to have self-confidence or not because Students can easily feel discouraged when constantly condemned for their academic faults. In order to encourage motivation in your students, you must first create a positive environment for them. Surprisingly, improving a student’s academic achievement or behavior may only take a compliment or a change in classroom structure. Providing positive feedback Rather than consistently criticizing a student’s work, praise his strengths within each assignment. He may be more likely to accept and learn from the criticisms when he is provided with a positive evaluation as well. Students may have a hard time grasping material in the classroom. Informing them about extracurricular activities may help improve their performance within the classroom and help boost their confidence and it will present additional learning opportunities.



Structure your classroom time with easy-to-follow activities, without lowering classroom standards. Students comprehend information differently and having patience as a teacher is a key to creating a sense of belonging for students, especially for those who are struggling. It is very important to Offer additional time to students outside of the classroom. Due to looking unintelligent in front of classmates, a student may not raise her hand to admit that He/she does understand the topic being taught. Offering additional time for students who do not feel confident in their learning abilities allows them to feel more secure in asking questions at an interpersonal level. This will create a strong student-teacher relationship that will hopefully continue throughout the school year.



On other hand Student motivation and engagement play an important role in learning and academic achievement. Closely related to motivation is self-discipline, the ability of students to monitor and control their own behaviors. Students who are highly self-disciplined may be able to better focus on long-term goals and make better choices related to academic engagement. In addition, the concept of self-discipline focuses on students’ own ability to engage in (or refrain from engaging in) particular behaviors, rather than reliance on external motivations, rewards, or punishments.




 Mohamoud Dahir Omar

  Education Analyst

  Hargeisa, Somaliland


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  1. What is your point anyway and what are you trying to achieve by writing this jumble of empty and incoherent statements? Education in Somaliland is an absolute mess and everybody knows that. So much so that if anyone wants to make quick bucks all they have to do is to open a school or a university. There is no regulation, no control in terms of quality and education has just become like any other business when we know that in other nations services like education and health are protected and stringent safeguards are built to make sure that no corners are cut for profit and alas that is exactly what is happening in Somaliland today and sadly the result is that we are producing tens of thousands of graduates whose knowledge is very shallow and lack all tenets of higher education. Nuradin is one of those greedy business people who treats kids like a commodity. In his schools he herds more than 80 and 90 children into one class and employs secondary school graduates as teachers. What is worse is that he bribes members of the Examination Board to put his schools in the first spot every year in terms of school league tables, I really cringe whenever I see men like him who are abusing the system with impunity. So Mr. Mohamoud if you are a true education analyst talk about these corruption in our education system and we are not interested in your empty statements and get real!

  2. Yasin then please get together with the local people and make some noise. The people have to take action commenting online does nothing. Get out there and provide a solution and go up against what it is you want to change.

    Somalis complain too much but do nothing for the most part

  3. totally ur trying not to rectify mistakes done by ministry of education . the department is corrupt thats why so many somalilanders are ill irate just eating the revenue collection and n.g.o funds as foremost second budget in somaliland. there so many mistakes starting from students, teachers , principals, and interior ministry starting with so called minister of education.the monitoring system and syllabus academic are below gravity no labs available for demonstration , overcrowded , untrained staffs,low salary and misbehavior students . all of these have drop so many people due that circumstance s. we should tell the truth and ashame the devil no changes forever had made upto know in education.we like to ask the government where we heading to ????????????while bosses take there children for education abroad and far east while we are suffering left alone without help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we like vital changes for that sector to take place as soon as possible , we are still in big trap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!