Emotional Intelligence in Education
Allow students to study themselves and develop their own skills of Emotional Intelligence
Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Learning to be Smart with Feelings
Emotions are valuable signals that help us survive and thrive. When we learn how to use them, emotions support us in making more effective decisions, connect with others, find and follow purpose and lead a more whole-hearted life.
SEL encompasses skills and attitudes that help students to be successful in school and in life. It also encompasses the process by which students and the adults who care for them (including teachers, coaches, counsellors, and administrators, parents) develop these same skills and the process. This allows educators to infuse social emotional learning into the fabric of the school community.
Gains for the Student
Positive classroom behaviour
Improve attitudes about self, others and school
Eleven (11) percentile-point gain on standardized achievement tests
Gains for the Teacher
Foster Supportive Teacher-Student Relationships
Ensure Total Effective Performance of Students
Prevents Teacher Burnout
Social Emotional Learning and the Parents
Putting the parents’ front and centre is one key component of SEL best practices. When parents can use and teach a common language based on emotions, SEL is modelled and reinforced at home. With EQ skills, parents can build thriving relationships with their children.
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