date_rangeMay 02, 2020
From the changing world scenario, it is quite evident that marks, percentage or grades are not the only parameters that determine the success of a student. Gone are those days when marks used to be the only chance to find your dream job or to be successful.
Parents used to feel that their kids must excel in academics to gain success. This also created rifts between parents and their kids due to continually being pressurized. Marks and grades still weigh important, but times have changed, and now that's not the only option to shine. Skills and achievements are the two parameters that can turn the tables even if you don't have a shining report card.
WHAT IS SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING?
SEL or Social Emotional Learning is a process that allows kids and adults to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, make responsible decisions, and feel empathetic towards others while establishing positive relationships and being able to maintain them.
Over the years, researchers and psychologists have repeatedly proved that EQ (Emotional Quotient) is much more strongly correlated to success than IQ (Intelligence Quotient).
WHY IS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) A BOON FOR STUDENTS?
Out of the multiple benefits, the following are of utmost importance:
· IMPROVEMENT IN ACADEMIC ORIENTATION OF STUDENTS
The reports of 2014 Meta-Analysis clearly stated that students who showcased social-emotional abilities scored more marks than the other students. Hence teaching SEL in schools is beneficial for the students because they develop a good rapport with their teachers and in turn, feel more relaxed and confident, ultimately boosting their result.
· INCREASED AND EFFECTIVE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
SEL educational programs have received great feedback from educators, students, and their parents. While in growing age, kids need to have a role model to keep them motivated and inspired and that's the responsibility of their teachers and parents to step in as their role models demonstrating various emotions like empathy and kindness and thoughtfulness.
· BETTER CONDUCT IN THE CLASSROOMS
Studies have shown that kids who showcased social-emotional skills showed improved behavior and greater academic orientation. Moreover, they were able to combat depression and academic pressure. They could also pen down better healthy alternatives for themselves and for others too.
· STUDENTS WITH EARLY IDENTIFIED ISSUES SHOWED GREAT RESULTS
The previously identified students showed less disrupted behavior. They had an array of positivity for others and felt confident and good about themselves too.
· DECREASED DISRUPTIVE/AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN STUDENTS
Students indulging in SEL showed behavioral improvements, especially in combating depression and aggression. Moreover, kids that excelled in SEL during their schooling showed lesser behavioral and psychological distress issues by 10% by the age of 25.
· DECREASED EMOTIONAL DISTRESS IN STUDENTS
It was pretty evident that SEL influenced students which enabled them to fight anxiety, setbacks, depression, stress and concentrate on several things simultaneously having increased their efficiency due to improved central executive psychological capacities like inhibitory control and more efficient planning abilities.
· POSITIVE SOCIAL CONDUCT EXHIBITED BY STUDENTS
SEL enhances students' social interactions which, along with self-knowledge, is necessary for students to showcase signs of SEL like building and retaining the positive, productive association with their colleagues, parents, guardians, and acquaintances. Having social relations keeps the student enthusiastic and motivated because they develop a sense of zeal to perform better.
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