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Social Emotional Support
All schools attempt to develop the intellectual and physical growth of the child, yet an equally critical facet of childhood development—one that is all too often overlooked in schools—is the inner well-being of the child.
Effective social and emotional development reaps important benefits for students, including greater academic success, fewer behavioural issues, enhanced physical and emotional well-being, and improved peer and family relationships. There is a rigorous body of scientific evidence demonstrating the benefits of Social and Emotional Learning. Studies cited through the Collaborative Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning framework for Social and Emotional Learning have consistently demonstrated that Social Emotional Learning not only enhances the Emotional Quotient factors but also improves academic performance.
This tool, designed by UWC Thailand, helps to explicitly develop emotional intelligence and a mindful way of being by using the Learner Profile as a lens for goal setting and self-reflection for both teachers and students.
Daily quiet time for students and teachers to engage in secularised Mindfulness practices. This is an opportunity for students and staff to calm and ground their minds and bodies shifting out of “thinking mode” into a “sensing mode” of mind—establishing balance between “doing” and “being.” This sensing mode of inquiry helps to ground us, enhancing our ability to then engage with a calmer, clearer perspective of what’s happening within, to, and around us.
Conflict Resolution & Council
Explicit skill development in emotional literacy, self-regulation, peer relations, and problem solving are included in our wellness education programme. With active listening, students engage in the community building practice of Council, a structured process where students and teachers take turns sharing and listening based on a variety of prompts. This structured process encourages meaningful and honest communication in a group.