School programs are being designed for emotional education for teaching students interpersonal habits that all children need for having a successful and happy life. This was published this year by British researchers. Their study assured us, that many educational centers were assigned to participate in this program by teaching social and emotional skills to the students. This will not only improve their mental health, social skills and academic results, but it will provide them with benefits for years to come.
This study, received results from different but related programs dealing with emotional intelligence that involved more than 97,000 students from primary and secondary schools in United States, Europe and United Kingdom. (Children from ages of 5 to 13 years of age) The study analyzed how the class affected the students half a year after finishing the class. The researchers came to the conclusion that social/emotional learning provided positive results in all of the students, in all aspects including academically and their lives outside of their school environment.
The results reflected that drug use and behavior issues were lower than 6% with students that participated in these types of classes. Also, they discovered that 19% had better grades than those who weren’t in the class, a 13.5% less in mental sickness. Also 1% more of the students would move on the University and graduate than those who did not attend this class.
These classes have an immediate and positive affect on students attending these classes. As the purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term and long-term skills obtained by students in this class. It has been discovered that having social/emotional learning is a precious inversion that can improve the educational resources in the school system. Especially if applied during middle and secondary school years, as this is when teenagers begin draw away from their families and begin forming group friendships. Children spend more than half of their year in the classroom, for this reason schools have one the biggest influence over your children’s behavior development.
Social/emotional learning teaches all children that they need to know and understand their emotions, felling compassion for others, how to make and keep friendships. Fir this very reason many schools are beginning to incorporate these types of classes to improve their social/emotional skills.