Traditionally, schools are the ones that teach us everything we know today. From reading, writing, communicating, drawing, solving, and almost every knowledge we acquired all our life was taught in schools. But if there is one thing that they did not teach, it would be how to live life successfully with our careers and relationships. No schools taught us how to build resumes, what to say in job interviews, respond to job offer, and so much more. With our help, listed in this article are important life skills they don’t teach at schools.
1. Social Skills or Conversation
Sure, they taught us how to work well with others and establish effective groups with our classmates, but to also taught about how to communicate with people outside of the classroom, such as drafting an email, text, or formal chat with an employer, is as important. By developing their communication and social skills, students can express themselves clearly, with confidence, and while respecting the opinions of others. They can also set boundaries for anything that makes them feel uneasy. Considering that each person has a unique means of communicating their emotions. Additionally, a young student can use communication as a fundamental life skill in the future.
2. Initiative Thinking
Undeniably speaking, most students solve problems when the solution or formulas are already handed out to them, like math. In the subject of mathematics, problems are given for students to solve, but in order to solve such equations, you need to memorize all the steps and formulas and this generates a lack of initiative thinking for students to overcome a problem without the formula or the solution already present. As a result, most students have a hard time coping and solving real-life problems as they are used to having the solution right in front of them. This lack of basic skills also generates a struggling student to keep up with life and most commonly goes through a hard time when faced with a problem-solving situation or in decision making.
3. Handling Money and Investments
Unquestionably, money is what keeps us alive, especially in the society and time we live in today. We get all the basic things we need with our money, but how exactly will we be able to know if we are handling and budgeting our money well when it is not taught in schools? Though most accounting courses in college teach basic monetary solving skills, financing arrangements, and accounting procedures, one important thing they fail to teach is how to effectively handle and save up your money and how to invest in something you want to build a business or future in.
4 Stress Management
School can cause stress to almost everyone, including the students. They may need help with anything that they cannot do by themselves or with bullying, and so on. When their stress is not well addressed and handled, it may cause various health and behavioral problems. Given that children do not know how to effectively express their discomfort, it is the teacher’s job to help them cool down and effectively communicate everything that may be bothering them. Whether the stress may be due to schoolwork, bullying, emotional problems, family problems, and such, a teacher’s job is to create a safe place for them to express and talk about stuff they feel stressed about.
5. Dating and Relationships
The more that young people understand how relationships work, the more they can grow maturely from it. Building a foundation wherein students can fully understand the concept of loving someone can make them feel secure and effectively distinguish a healthy relationship from the unhealthy one. As important as it is to build a strong bond with your students, it is also important that a teacher will be able to make them see relationships from a wider point of view. To know what love really is, to know what it should feel like, and to know the beauty of feeling it is the most valuable thing a young person can carry throughout their lives.