Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Voices: Emotional Intelligence

From CTM Multiple Intelligences

"Emotional Intelligence is a master aptitude, a capacity that profoundly affects all other abilities, either facilitating or interfering with them." - Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, p. 80.
The five characteristics and abilities of Emotional Intelligence are
  1. Self-awareness: knowing your emotions, recognizing feelings as they occur, and discriminating between them
  2. Mood management: handling feelings so they're relevant to the current situation and you react appropriately
  3. Self-motivation: "gathering up" your feelings and directing yourself towards a goal, despite self-doubt, inertia, and impulsiveness
  4. Empathy: recognizing feelings in others and tuning into their verbal and nonverbal cues
  5. Managing relationships: handling interpersonal interaction, conflict resolution, and negotiations.
People who manage their own feelings well and deal effectively with others are more likely to live content lives and are more apt to retain information and do so more effectively.
  • Are you familiar with the ideas of Emotional Intelligence?
  • Do your students exhibit a range of each of the EI characteristics and abilities?
  • How are students with "high" Emotional Intelligence able to deal with difficult situations?
  • How can you help students who are struggling with some of these abilities?
Learn more... Multiple Intelligences — TWB Courseware

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