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Emotions have great power in children's learning, much more than you imagine. Many pedagogues, teachers and psychologists insist on the importance of strengthening the emotions of our children and teaching them to handle them correctly. This is essential and has a direct impact on the quality of your learning.
We explain to you, with the help of the educational coach Andrés París, what they are the most important emotional states that favor children's learning.
All children have the ability to learn. But some children learn more easily than others. Why? Because learning, in the end, is conditioned by these two aspects:
- The need to have to learn something
- The emotion or emotional state with which the child learns
That is, if we get the child to feel the need to learn, we will only have to enhance certain emotional states that help them assimilate all the new information they receive. Of all the possible emotional states, these 5 are the most important for children when it comes to learning:
1. Curiosity. we must create learning contexts where we awaken the curiosity of children. Curiosity is an essential engine in learning. If a child is not interested in learning, he will not learn. To be interested, you must be motivated by curiosity.
2. The surprise. Surely you remember more clearly everything that surprised you in your day: that beautiful sunset, a totally unforeseen magic trick that left you shocked ... And the surprise, the unforeseen, is what keeps the attention of children, and therefore keeps you alert, so that the information that reaches you is effectively installed in your memory.
3. Safety. It is in safe environments where children can comfortably use all their skills and resources. When the child is not afraid, he manifests freely, and is much more receptive. The fear imposed by an unsafe environment causes the child to 'install' a protective shield and not be receptive to the information that arrives.
4. Joy. Of course, the brain learns much more and better if the thoughts are positive, if the mood is of joy. Sadness or fear blocks, while a space of joy and fun, contributes to the child attending and concentrating more on everything that happens around him. Therefore, children learn much better by playing.
5. Teamwork. Cooperative work encourages children to participate in the new learning and also helps them to improve their self-esteem and therefore their ability to learn.
Just as there are emotional states that favor learning, there are also emotional states that represent a real drag on children's learning. These are:
- The fear
Help your son improve your learning favoring emotional states that help you learn and fighting those harmful emotions. Increase your child's tolerance for frustration, help him fight fear, activate and empower him with positive thinking in the face of anger and sadness, and stimulate his creativity to fight boredom. In this way, you will be helping him to improve his learning capacity and you will notice how little by little his school performance also improves.
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