Discussion and Blog
DISCUSSION AND BLOG 5
Discussion and blog
Social development involves creating positive interaction between the young child and their fellow peers, community, and their teachers. Wellbeing of a child is considered to be when they are normal psychologically, physiologically and socially and not just without the absence of a disease. Various social factors can influence the wellbeing of the child . The behavior of the teacher due to the beliefs about a child towards their performance . efficiency of teacher content delivery to the child and the opportunities the child is given to perform a certain task or whether they are given a chance to improve their abilities. The teacher can also influence the child’s wellbeing by use of certain systems that are effective.The systems include evaluation system; this is whereby the teacher evaluates the performance of the child without being judgemental to an extent that it may psychologically affect the child’s motivation towards a certain task. The materials the teacher uses in delivering the content and the task given to the child determines the level of performance. Therefore, it promotes the wellbeing of the child if the teacher takes time to concentrate on hard task to enhance understanding. This also boosts self-discipline of the child towards the work done. Therefore, wellbeing is improved due to the opportunities available. Achievement is another factor that increases the confidence of a child and uplifts his self-esteem, it encourages a young person to try taking risks in activities involving learning since he/she has positive feelings about the task and further leads to total commitment and increased effort. Another factor is positive interactions among the children, community and teachers. This results in increased attachment and a sense of belonging which are crucial for wellbeing. Student characteristics is a factor that can also promote child’s wellbeing; physical activities such co-curricular activities boost one’s confidence in learning, the child personality increases confidence towards performing the task due to personal belief in the task. The student name can influence the child wellbeing due to the meaning the name has that may imply the achievement of the task. Some names boosts one’s confidence in performing the task. Gender of the child can also promote the wellbeing since some believe some tasks are meant for male or female. It motivates one to perform best in a certain task involving their gender hence leading to achievement.
HOW SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS APPLY SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTAL PRINCIPALS IN PROMOTING LEANERS’ WELLBEING.
Schools and teachers improve student wellness in many ways. Proper leadership: both teachers and parents strives for leadership which are effective to promote school performance, this in turn improves the child wellbeing as they contribute to the school performance. The school can also promote the teaching of the children through the provision of opportunities for learning that are age specific and considerate of developmental level. The teachers should always recognize the child views to make them have a feeling of belonging. The school should always support the child during the process of learning by evaluating the child performance, the conduciveness of learning environment and by involving the parents in making a plan of action. The school can also promote the wellbeing of the child through coming up with achievable school plans, these can be self-test evaluation, which can be done at personal level. They include the interviews and joint exams with other students from different institutions. this enhances evaluation of learners’ performance and further promoting excellent performance of the school. The school can encourage learners in various activities, improving physical skills and qualities of certain characteristics of the learner; this improves personal performance and boosts self-confidence.
IMPLICATIONS OF WELLBEING FRAMEWORK FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS
Both school and teachers play a comprehensive role in promoting good student outcome through the provision of quality learning and comprehensive support through the child learning. This can be achieved thorough consideration of holistic care of the learner by caring for the child spiritually, respecting his beliefs and teaching them religious virtues (Vengerov, Kettlitz, & Klein, 2011). Socially the teacher tries to improve the positive relationship with the child through encouraging group discussions at the class level. Besides, there are limitations that arise while promoting the child wellbeing. Poor attachment to a caregiver limits self-confidence and makes them less competent in overcoming life challenges (Watson, 2012). Therefore, the learner lacks social experience that is important for development. Stress which is more than the child’s level becomes toxic therefore hinders development of the child’s brain and learning ability. Unconducive learning environment hinders child wellbeing since it lacks factors stimulating the child commitment and involvement in learning activity . Lack of teamwork involvement hinders child wellbeing because the parents understand better the needs of their children and can help give solutions to them together with the child’s teacher.
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