Wisdom In School
Making practical application of what is learned
To practice Wisdom I will:
- seek out knowledge to fill in my gaps
- learn from correction
- choose my friends carefully
- consider the consequence of my action
- ask “what is the right thing to do?”
Wisdom for Better Mental Health
Wisdom is applying what has been learned from experience. Wisdom helps students to understand the interconnectedness of things and to see the big picture. In the classroom, Wisdom can be used to improve mental health in several ways.
When students are taught how to think critically and weigh the pros and cons of different options, they are more likely to make choices that are in their best interests and develop better coping skills. This can help to reduce risky or inappropriate behavior. When students are taught how to manage their emotions and deal with stress by tapping into their Wisdom, they can better cope with the challenges of school and life. When students have the Wisdom to understand that challenges are a part of life, they are better able to build Resilience. They can learn to bounce back from setbacks and keep moving forward.
Wisdom teaches students to seek help and advice when necessary. This reinforces the importance of relationships. With this understanding, they can develop positive relationships with their peers, teachers, and family. They can learn to communicate effectively, resolve conflict peacefully, and build supportive relationships.
This month, how can you encourage the Wisdom of your students to bolster their mental health?
The Links below will take you to Resources you can use in the classroom or in homeschool
to teach the Character Quality of Wisdom.
Our other Pillars have resources that can be used in an educational setting or for education professionals.
Power Up with Character
Adult Business Books
Character All Month Calendar
Character Holiday Activities
Family Activity (with a printable for sending home to parents)