This book will enable readers to begin to understand and develop their own Emotional Intelligence and that of the students in their care.Learning is an activity with an emotional dimension and before students can turn their attention to cognitive learning or the prescribed curriculum, they must feel physically safe and emotionally secure. How a student 'feels' about a learning situation determines the amount of time and effort they devote to it. "Developing Emotional Intelligence" could provide the 'missing link' to achievement in our schools. This book will enable readers to begin to understand and develop their own Emotional Intelligence and that of the students in their care. They will be able to appreciate the role EI plays in promoting academic progress and creating positive, lasting changes that will help learners in both school and non-school settings. IQ, which is a measure of our cognitive intelligence, represents the raw material for our successes, whereas EQ, which signifies Emotional Intelligence, is the set of socio-emotional skills that enables the intellect to turn into action and accomplishment.Without EQ, IQ remains only a potential; this book provides the tools to nurture that potential into reality, using the seven successful strategies that the author outlines in her elevate model.
Marziyah Panju is a former primary school teacher with 14 years experience, who now works as a writer, educational consultant and personal development coach.
Introduction; This looks at Emotional Intelligence with reference to schools and the benefits it can provide, and explains the three part structure of the book.; Part 1; An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence; Part 2; This section unpacks the concept of Emotional Intelligence into its competencies and addresses each competency in detail; Part 3; This section directly addresses the 7 successful strategies as follows; E - Environment for Learning: Create a Safe and Positive Learning Environment; L - Language of Emotions: Build on the Language of Emotions; E - Establish Relationships: Caring Relationships Strengthen Learning; V - Validating Feelings: Validate Learner Feelings to Ease Tension Within; A - Active Engagement: Encourage Active Engagement; T - Thinking Skills: Integrate Higher-order Thinking Skills into Learning; E - Empower Through Feedback: Give Useful and Timely Feedback; EQ Self Check; This includes questions and scenarios.; References and Further reading.