Emotional management of children, a pillar of education at Coruña British International School
Education is a fundamental pillar for the integral development of children and young people, but beyond the classroom at Coruña British International School we are concerned with the emotional wellbeing of our students. Emotional intelligence plays a crucial role in the psychological and social well-being of children, as well as in their ability to face life's challenges. In this article, we will explore why children's emotional management is at the heart of education at Coruña British International School, you will learn how it affects their learning and development, and it will give you guidance on what strategies to take to foster this important skill.
The importance of emotional management in children's development
Emotional management refers to the ability to recognise, understand and regulate one's own emotions and those of others. For children, this ability is fundamental to their growth and well-being, enabling them to establish positive relationships, manage stressful situations and develop healthy self-esteem.
When children learn to manage their emotions appropriately, they are less likely to have a tantrum or feel overwhelmed by difficult situations. Instead, they develop greater resilience and constructive problem-solving skills. In addition, emotional management is also closely related to academic performance and school satisfaction. Children who can regulate their emotions are better able to concentrate, learn and maintain healthy relationships with peers and teachers.
Emotion management education
In order to implement an education based on emotional management, it is essential that the staff at Coruña British International School take a holistic approach that encompasses both the academic and emotional aspects of the students. For this reason, all members of staff are trained to identify personal problems that students may face and to prevent any adult from putting them at risk. How have we ensured that our students come to school happy? What are the key points for implementing an education based on emotional management?
- Emotional awareness: Teach children to identify and understand their own emotions as well as those of others. This can be achieved through activities that promote emotional expression, such as journal writing, role-playing and open dialogue about feelings.
- Encourage empathy: Empathy is essential for emotional management, as it enables children to understand how others feel and to respond sympathetically. Fostering empathy is achieved through activities that encourage cooperation and teamwork.
- Emotionally safe learning: Creating an emotionally safe environment at school is essential for children to feel comfortable expressing their emotions and sharing their thoughts. Teachers should be available to listen and support students in their emotional process.
- Constructive conflict resolution: Emotional management is essential to promote a positive and constructive school climate. Teach children to resolve conflicts peacefully and constructively. Provide strategies for managing anger and frustration, and encourage open and respectful communication amongst students.
- Practice self-regulation: Help children develop the ability to self-regulate emotionally, which involves learning to calm themselves in stressful or anxious situations. They can use breathing techniques, meditation or simply take a moment to reflect.
- Curriculum integration: Emotional management should not be a stand-alone subject, but should be integrated into all areas of the academic curriculum. Teachers can relate emotional issues to subjects such as literature, social sciences and the arts.
Benefits of an education based on emotional management
A strong emotional education strengthens children's resilience in the face of life's challenges and adversities. Children who learn to manage their emotions develop greater resilience and psychological well-being, enabling them to face life's challenges with greater confidence and positivity.
The ability to self-regulate emotionally is closely related to better academic performance, as we have seen with pupils at Coruña British International School. Children are better able to concentrate on learning and show greater motivation to study. Pupils who practice empathy and emotional understanding tend to establish healthier interpersonal relationships with their peers and teachers. This creates a more positive and cooperative learning environment.
The ability to resolve conflicts peacefully and respectfully is essential for the development of healthy social skills in their daily lives and fosters the soft skills so in demand in today's jobs. Children learn to work as part of a team and to find constructive solutions to common problems.
Emotional management fosters self-awareness and self-discovery in children. They learn to identify their strengths and areas for improvement, which helps them develop strong self-esteem.
Emotional intelligence is a skill that transcends the classroom and is reflected in all areas of students' lives. In short, the emotional management of children is a fundamental pillar of education and integral development at Coruña British International School. For us, adopting an approach centred on emotional intelligence provides an enriching and rewarding educational environment for our students. By cultivating empathy, self-regulation and peaceful conflict resolution, our students can be empowered to become emotionally intelligent citizens, capable of facing life's challenges with compassion, confidence and resilience. It is time for emotional management to take centre stage in education, enriching children's lives and preparing them for an emotionally balanced and successful future.
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