Emotions of Students
Identifying students' emotions and helping them to handle it carefully, is certainly a tough task for the teachers to work on.
Emotions may take the forms of curiousity, anger, depression, happiness, extreme sadness, excitement, etc. However, identifying is the first step. Calming the emotions is the following step.
Why Emotional Imbalances Occur?
Emotional imbalances may occur due to various reasons like traumatic home experiences, unexpected failures or unsuccessful attempts at achieving their goals, inability to do certain things in a way they want to. For instance, when a student is under constant fear of failure, he/she is more likely to give into elements of despair, anger, loneliness, depression, self-hatred, low-esteem, feeling of rejection and so on.
Teachers should be willing to help students build resilience towards certain emotional tiffs which could be quite strenuous. Pushing students to cultivate positive emotions that would help them resist obstacles with ease and ward off negativity from their system, should be focussed.
How to Help Kids with Positive Emotions?
To assist these students, repeatedly teach them to identify and label emotional responses. And then, teach them how to become aware when their emotions slide out of control, followed by ways to bring control and calmness against challenging emotional patterns.
Negative emotions could act as villains in bringing emotional instability among students. Train them to fix it with positivity and self-confidence.
Over a period of time, research has proven that regulating emotions with simple breathing exercises and laughter would work tricks in a greater measure. So, you may want to try that out.
In addition, studies say that highly resilient children attempt humour as a weapon to fight stressful circumstances. Humour has its unique way of fuelling positive emotions and also connects you to other positive social groups of people. Garnering positive events and conducting similar workshops would lead students to maintain the spark of positive emotions, not only during the hard times, but even otherwise.
Thoughts and beliefs to succeed sure does have a part to play in perceiving about one's own ability. Optimism as a skill can churn out disbelief and shoo away low self-esteem from students. So, teachers must make those extra efforts to change students' thoughts and perception, for good.