13 things that schools should include on their curriculum
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13 things that schools should include on their curriculum

20 April 2020 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board | Join the Discussion

13 things that schools should include on their curriculam

School education is just not about going to the classes and coming back from it, all tired and exhausted and repeating the same next day. It is something more than just a tedious and unvarying routine that produces robots out of humans, it is something which provides the children an all-round development, which ranges from mentoring the students for the day to day challenges, teaching them how to win at life, and making them ultimately fit for the world out there.

The world out there can be considered as a train running at a high rated speed, and the main motto of the school education should be to muster their students to cope with that fast running train, such a job can only be done by bringing out the best from both, the teacher as a mentor and the student itself. So, Oswaal Books is here to the crucial 13 things that schools should add on to their curriculum: -

1. Stress management

A very important topic amongst various psychologists is the word “stress”.Hans Selye, Founder of the stress theory (1956) used the term “stress” to represent the effects of anything that seriously threatens a living organism. Stress management plays quite a vital role in today’s educational arena as stress is something that is piggybacking every student as of now. Students should be made aware of the side effects of it, should also be taught to handle it appropriately.


2. Time management

A punctual human is a good human, as considered by the world out there. Students should always be promoted towards being on time, or being punctual, because a person who wins the time, always wins at life.


3. Coping with failure

Students should always be taught to win or to prepare to win, but as a matter of fact, they should also be taught to handle failure in a real-life scenario. The reason being is that there might be real-life instances where students will have to face various failures, and they should be well prepared for that at all the levels, both, mentally and physically.


4. Conversational skills

A good conversational skill has no replacement, because, the way one speaks puts up the very first impression over the listener, hence students should always be taught to withhold expensive vocabularies with exceptional conversational skills.


5. Emotional awareness and intelligence

School-age is a time when we all have our own level of emotional tolerance, and we all had our breakdowns too, after a certain level of consumption. Students should be taught to handle emotions in a manner that they should be able to draw a line between acting emotional and being intelligent in various instances, as there is a very fine line between, being emotional and limiting emotions and using one’s brain.


6. Mentorship programs

A good mentor is always a need. And there is no replacement of a good mentor. Mentorship programs work both ways, teaching the students to handle things, and letting students clear their queries frankly.


7. Table manners

One of the most basic and important etiquettes is table manners, most of us never pay attention to this, considering this as a thing of trivial meaning. But as a psychologically literate society, we should always have our uninterrupted attention in learning table manners, and in fact, proper classes should be taken to teach the students the same.


8. Adolescence programs

Adolescents may especially need social and emotional help. They should be taught how to handle new demands in school and social life while dealing with new, intense emotions (both positive and negative),


9. Social awareness

Social Awareness is the ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behaviour, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports. Social awareness should always be a part of school curriculums so as to emphasize the social development of the students.


10. Money Management

One of the most important life skills a child can learn is money management. In the vast majority of cases, children learn their spending habits and financial values from their parents. Hence, the school curriculum must teach them how to manage their incomes at all levels of age


11. Productive etiquettes 

Productive etiquettes are a part of being productive. Students should be taught to be a result-oriented person, instead of just beating around the bushes.


12. Relationship values

It is a foremost need amongst the children to make them learn about relationship values. They should be taught to respect the relational values and promote the same at every level.


 13. Survival skills

Most of the schools never teach their students’ survival skills. As human beings, we should always be prepared for the worst-case scenarios at life, thus increasing the need for survival skills amongst students.


Apart from these 13 things what are other things you think schools should add in their curriculum? Share your views on the comment section below this blog

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