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  • Ariel Sánchez Rojas

How to teach socio-emotional management?

The Wellbeing Team must know what type of coping the students have or the plans of bullying reduction will fail….


Last week we told you about a schools activities on bullying that will help you improve assertive communication, active listening, creative generation of options and constructive management of students' solutions with avoidant coping (And we had more than 30 institutions requesting it for their school). 


However, along the way some schools asked us how they knew if their students were avoidants, excellent question . Well, we realized that we have not talked about the types of coping profiles (there are four) that will be found on a daily basis.


Well, when we talk about “coping strategies” we refer to the behavior that the person performs when faced with a difficulty in which they feel stress (because they feel threatened) and must make decisions in order to resolve the conflict. This can be in a class (almost always mathematics), in a social event (where they are pressuring the child to consume alcoholic beverages or psychoactive substances), in pre-adolescent pregnancies, or in something as everyday as the day-to-day relationships of children schools (bullying).


There are countless events that can generate stress (consciously or unconsciously) to the person and it is important to define how they face a problem/conflict to be clear about what socio-emotional skills they need to develop for an expected conflict resolution.


Last week we witnessed a bullying situation in a classroom. A victim intimidated by a stalker with two onlookers watching without (being able to) intervene. These observers are avoidant profiles that they need empathy, assertive communication, and active listening to to develop a constructive management of solutions and a creative generation of options through perspective taking and conflict resolution. We did it because we found that it is a realistic representation of what happens all too often in our schools. 


So when we introduce two observers who don't know how to intervene we are talking about people who find it difficult to say what they think or make decisions if the majority of the group does not agree, We call this profile the avoidant.


And we have three (3) more::

  1. The isolative: Someone who enjoys solitude, who finds it difficult trust and who considers himself very independent. That when they go through difficult times they close down and it is difficult for others to see that they feel bad. Someone who finds it difficult to be vulnerable.

  2. The Impulsive: It is someone who has a strong character and who It makes it difficult for you to manage and/or express your emotions. You feel like things are going wrong and you doubt your abilities. Someone who needs to see life as continuous learning.

  3. The Autonomous: Someone who tends to seek to solve problems and obtain results as quickly as possible through your knowledge and skills. You (over)worry, find it difficult to ask for help and/or manage stress. Someone who doesn't know how to ask for help.


With this information, the Wellbeing Team will be able to clearly define the roadmap, personalized strategy and action plan per student so that students can develop their socio-emotional (or citizenship as we call them today) competencies.


What do we recommend? Create positive and negative learning scenarios with collective reflections to create a space for dialogue and understanding of how our actions can affect those around us. 


At Clio we believe in the ability of role-playing games to improve school coexistence , so that attitudes and behaviors can be transformed within the educational institution. We want to empower students to positively intervene in bullying situations and contribute to the creation of safer and more compassionate school environments.


I invite you to participate in this activity, to reflect on the impact of your choices and to join us in the fight against bullying. Together we can make a difference and build a future where every student feels safe and respected in their school environment!


PS: If you want a script for "Witnesses to School Bullying" You can put your information here and we send them to you for Christmas 🎄 🎁




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