Social And Emotional Learning : A Positive Impact On A Student's Academic Performance

1358 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
Social and emotional learning is applying knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions. Social and emotional learning tends to have a positive impact on a student’s academic performance. This semester in freshman seminar we examined social and emotional learning. We applied the skills within social and emotional learning to allow us to understand ourselves and to gain a better insight into the field of nursing. The core topics related to social and emotional learning which we discussed are self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management, and self-advocacy.
Self-awareness is an awareness of one’s own character and emotions. Self-awareness was a major topic for discussion in freshman seminar. Self-awareness allowed me to become more aware of who I am as an individual. The discussion in class focused on learning styles and studying techniques. I was able to identify I am a visual learning rather than an audio learn. I became aware of the strengths I have and how to use these strengths to my advantage. I am very responsible and organized, which help improve my studying habits. For example, I study best in a quiet area and I study during the day time when I am most alert. Also, I keep all my classes organized which help make studying for exams easier. Self-awareness also allowed me to become aware of some challenges that will prevent me from succeeding. I learned social media is a weakness I have and sometimes prevents…
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