Education is not just the knowledge we acquire from books, but it is also becoming individuals who respect the value system and prove to be an ideal citizen to the society.
Students face problems in various fields like dealing with the stress of getting high marks, managing a social circle, hormonal changes, and relationship issues. Not being able to handle them properly affects them drastically and they get more inclined towards unhealthy activities which only harm them in the future.
Here are five ways to help students cope with the school life:
1.Unified Board System
There are plenty of problems arising in the level of knowledge, understanding and coping mechanisms due to the presence of different boards of education. Standardizing the board system and following a single board will help do justice to all students, equally. The differences present in the study pattern of different boards during the early school life makes it very difficult for students to cope with the study pattern in future and prepare for competitive exams and entrances.
Most of the schools present in the smaller cities of India do not provide vocational training. It is very much necessary for students to acknowledge their strengths and weakness in various fields like sports, music and dance and most importantly to be able to pursue their desired passion. This helps students progress in their chosen field, which may become the career he/she opts for.
3.Removing the Grading System
The grading system present until matriculation exam makes students lenient while preparing for it. The sudden change in the study pattern by incorporating marks in the higher secondary after matriculation, makes it difficult for students to perform their best.
4.Yoga and Exercise
Meditation, yoga and exercise have proved to be the most efficient ways to deal with the highly stressful situations we face in our daily life. Enforcing yoga by making it compulsory in all schools will not only help students to avoid stress, but also to keep away from distractions. Control of hormone levels among the adolescents is one major necessity in today’s highly competitive world. Yoga and meditation will help keep a student mentally and emotionally fit and concentrate in studies rather than deviating from their goals. It also helps one deal with the exam pressures.
5. Personality Development Classes
Having such classes will help students develop their personality and boost their self- confidence. It is a must for a student to be confident enough to be able to handle stressful situations and exam pressure. Pressure doesn’t just come from family, but also from the society and themselves. Confidence will help them to accept failure and success equally.Therefore it is very much necessary to have a concrete support system and a strong base to help them build themselves better. Since school serves as the second home to students, it serves as the base to learning in the vivid spheres of not just education, but also emotionally, mentally and physically stronger individuals who can adapt and deal with the changing life circumstances today.
The five methods mentioned above will surely help students be able to understand and manage their life in the most satisfactory way.