Although schools can be a place for students’ cognitive development, concerns about well-being may arise. Unfortunately, this is a recurring event. Thus, it is of paramount importance to know how to ensure the well-being of students. This article is designed to help you do just that.
Ensuring the well-being of children: key points
Teachers must be able to shape the intellectual capacity, but also help in the construction of the personality of the students. In relation to his classmates, a student should also feel good. In other words, no difference should be felt regardless of social class or ethnicity. Students all have different characters. Some will be much more withdrawn about their feelings while others will like to express their dissatisfaction. It is therefore necessary to take this into account and to always establish good communication between parents and the student in case the student encounters difficulties with other students.
In order to ensure the maximum well-being of pupils, all forms of injustice, harassment, threats and discrimination should be banned, whether from the teacher or from other pupils, as they may destroy the pupil’s mind and dissuade him or her from attending class or even going to school. Cyberbullying is a topical issue that needs to be addressed. A good environment combined with a good teacher-student relationship can promote students’ well-being and motivate them to attend school.
What are the barriers to improving well-being at school?
At school, “wellness” means many things. In order to ensure that students feel listened to and supported, teachers need to build a relationship of trust and respect with students. Students must feel helped and supported, even morally. Practising the teaching profession therefore requires a certain level of empathy.
Promoting the well-being of students at school is still a great challenge. Differences in character make it more difficult to talk to some students. Typically, school wellness is about the relationship between student and teacher or between students themselves.
Different forms of discrimination, racism, and inequality are to be banished. Cyberviolence is also a great obstacle to the well-being of students. Often it is students who are victims of other students. In this case, the school climate becomes increasingly degraded.
So who is responsible for the well-being of the students?
It is true that the main function of teachers is to train intellectuals. But this is not enough. Having gifted children who are gifted but not happy is of no use since it could quickly demotivate them in their learning.
In general, it is the teachers who accompany the pupils throughout the day. Although they are primarily responsible for the students when they are on the school premises, the importance of the role of the parents should not be overlooked, who must also ensure the good education of their children.