Task 2 – Positive Social Development
“Social-emotional learning is sometimes called ‘the missing piece’, because it represents a part of education that links academic knowledge with a specific set of skills important to success in schools, families, communities, workplaces and life in general. As recent world events have taught, there is a danger to each of us—locally and globally—when children grow up with knowledge but without social-emotional skills and a strong moral compass. Hence, a combination of academic and social-emotional learning is the true standard for effective education in the world today and for the foreseeable future”, writes Maurice Elias. With this being said there are many skills or personal capabilities that contribute to positive social development of children. I believe children must learn these skills in order to thrive in the world socially. Respecting others, being able to communicate with others, having a positive self-image are the most important of these skills. The golden rule children learn when they start school is to treat others as you would want to be treated. This rule does not only pertains to school but is morally right to do and makes the society more serene. Children earn respect from others by showing trust, discipline, love, responsibility and knowledge. Communication is a key skill to have, allowing children to express themselves, asking and answers questions of others, and is very important in making new friendships among peers, teachers, and other adults. Friendships are often created when individuals have things in common like common interests, beliefs/religion, education, and athletics. When a child has a positive self-image of one’s self it allows the individual to feel confident, this will not only help while in school but also out of school as while. Being confident helps children make friends and do while in school achieving good grades.
The child’s family environment helps contribute...