It is very important to teach parents about the learner attributes. This helps them to understand the importance of having a learning rather than a performance orientation. Doing this effectively will prepare young people for higher education, the workplace and life, as well as improving examination performance. According to experts, schools need to have active strategies against over-protective parenting.
On the other hand, mindfulness is increasingly becoming recognized as an effective approach that supports social and emotional learning and the development of resilience and emotional intelligence. The concept can be described as paying attention, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. Mindfulness practices are aimed at helping people to accept and respond skillfully to events as they happen. Adolescents who are mindful, either through temperament or training, tend to experience greater wellbeing, and be more resilient.
“Emotional and social intelligence is as equally important as intellectual intelligence. Our integrated approach offers skills and values that aid each child in their development of the skills of self-motivation and independent learning. Through this they will be able to succeed in life, despite its complexities, with adaptability, creativity, emotional balance and critical thinking,” ends Richard Joannides, founder of Verita International School, a member of the Council of International Schools.