Teaching Emotional Intelligence...Why?
Posted by Julie DeRoche, Director of Curriculum & Instructional Technology
A few years ago I learned of the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and its impact on student learning and self-efficacy and I wanted to share this important research and message with our staff. Our world is changing and our students will face a future in which most careers don't even exist yet. Which means, our students will need to be not only academically strong, but also more flexible, creative, divergent, and convergent in their thinking. To me, understanding emotional intelligence means understanding the 'other side of the coin,' when it comes to students and their learning. This approach deals with understanding emotional drivers and how students internalize feelings and behaviors, often times impacting their image, self-worth, and overall educational capacity for academic success. It makes sense then that we should invest in learning more about educating our staff and students about emotional intelligence and how this 'other side of the coin' factors into our students' everyday lives-both in and out of school!
Day One! On February 17, 2017, Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence was the Keynote speaker at Manchester-Essex's professional development day ....Read the full post at Curriculum Happenings!