We all can relate the students situation of tough time these days and so I want to express my experiences and perspective with my all honesty.
Happiness? Seems like, just a word! But does makes a lot difference to the life. Lets commence according to Wikipedia, The term "happiness" is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
In this 21st century, students happiness boundary has been limited to securing good scores. We mentors are are always engaged in finding the techniques to improve students outcomes. We keep going for different training and seminars to learn the methods to work effectively with students.
But are we doing enough to make our students happy and satisfied ? Are they happy and coinvinced with life and teaching methods?
We are using for them. I always wonder, we are teaching students to become better human or robot. The era has changed, new world has been created but the teaching methods are unchanged.
At least my age of past 28 years, nothing has changed. The life I have been through is similar this generation is across.
The fear of failure in exams, relationship, jobs etc is always there. These are the things I have been through in my life.The frustration of being ignored by loved ones, rejected at job I always wanted to grab.
But as time passes , things gets normal for sure. But the loss is always their, the unfullfilled desires and failures experiences. The dream and passion are just memories now.
Though, I am ready for new dream and passion that I would love to flourish in me. All over these years now I want to see a happy soul in me, the Smiling Usha.
With no regrets,I have been moving with new challenges. How i feel now? Happy for sure! Now I have learned to move with new attitude I have grown, feeling of success is there at the moment. Now, i appreciate this new begining of critical soul in me.
I feel like happiness follows me, but only things bothers me is I see old Usha in students these days. At the same time I feel happy for them as all are living the live they should live at this phase. This will give the indispensable life experiences for the future.
We mentors, always want our students to be much focused on academics only. But according to a research, students should focus much on life skills(mentally and physically).This makes the students soul pure and happy.
Talking about happiness, it is the combination of positive emotion and interest which contributes greatly to students learning process and well being.
According to the researchers,"Happiness is the experience of joy, positive well being, combined with sense that ones life is good, meaningful and worthwhile."
The experience of Usha from being student to now a teacher says, teachers should recognize and validate the emotional lines of students and guide them to balance it with the situation. This will help the students to promote thier emotional health, which is foundation of happiness.
Individual happiness is more stronger than immunity power for the students academics environment, lifestyle, social relationship.
Students are often thrilled, scolded, made nervous, paniced and saddened. Though they are always excited about new courses and challenges.
The most beautiful part is students life is full of challenges along with rewards and opportunities.
Here are few tips which can lead students to happiness :
1. Students should concentrate more on developing positive attitude, being open minded can be the key.
2. Develop positive emotion and confidence, continuously working on thing they are afraid of can be the game changer.
3. Set ambition and goals, maybe things they are passionate about.
4. Take things lightly, avoid being frustrated.
5. Listen more about experiences gained by the parents and teachers, this will help in dealing with the expectations.
Lastly, Happiness is everything what you go through with all your positive attitude. #cheers