Over the years, schools have had to become agile due to the ever-growing population and diversifying world. The classroom inevitably is the first place to adapt to these changes because it is commonplace for children to interact with people of different economic, cultural backgrounds, beliefs, and unique capabilities. If not handled well, these differences may lead to dysfunction and unproductivity in schools. For this reason, the education system has endorsed new but very foundational teaching methodologies.
At Woodcrest Preschool, we use social and emotional-based learning as a teaching model. Emotional-based learning equips the children with knowledge and skills that help them understand themselves and others, become more empathetic, handle their emotions effectively, and persist at challenging tasks.
In the long run, children can forge healthy relationships with those around them, achieve their goals and become good decision-makers. This curriculum is based on the understanding that the best learning is done when students form and exist within supportive relationships that make learning fun, thrilling, and inspirational.
Emotional-based learning is key to the emotional development of preschool children since they are still in their formative years. Through this curriculum, the children will be able to learn skills such as:
Improved self-awareness with Emotional-based Learning
Emotional-based learning plays a role in helping children understand themselves better. It helps them identify their abilities and emotions, which in turn affects their actions. A practical example is when children can identify when they are sad or angry and how they should go about it. This positions them to navigate life’s pressures more reasonably and with greater control. The teachers can also help them easily pinpoint their talents and abilities by encouraging them to engage in activities that they enjoy.
The teachers will equip the children with this skill to teach them to identify and achieve their personal goals, such as completing their assignments on time. They will also learn how to be optimistic as they engage in activities that are helpful to them.
Showing empathy with Emotional-based Learning
Cultivating empathy in children is needful as it makes them cognitive of their and other people’s emotions. They can see things from other people’s perspectives, which helps them react better in certain circumstances. Likewise, this helps them in showing kindness when a friend is sad or going through a hard time. This helps them develop strong bonds with each other based on their ability to offer and accept affection using emotional-based learning.
Children are exposed to people of different backgrounds. As such, getting along is mandatory in ensuring a conducive environment for productive learning. This competency focuses on teaching these children how to listen actively, communicate effectively with others, skillfully resolve conflict and ask for help when need be.
Good decision-making involves learning how to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions in different spaces. In addition, children learn how to consider each other’s safety, set ethical standards, and moral values when making decisions.
There are a number of long-term benefits of emotional-based learning. These benefits include positive social behavior, academic excellence, less emotional stress, and an optimistic approach towards life, among others. An emotional-based learning curriculum is evidently beneficial and transformational for your child.