English teacher’s support guide: Part VII. Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence
This guide was prepared by Elaine Gallagher and includes seven parts that UNONEWS will be publishing once a week. Being at the present time Director […]
This guide was prepared by Elaine Gallagher and includes seven parts that UNONEWS will be publishing once a week. Being at the present time Director of Academic Relations of Sistema UNO, Elaine shares with us her vast experience at the classroom and beyond.
VII. Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence (developing emotionally stable students)
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE?
In a 1994 report on the state of EMOTIONAL LITERACY in the USA, author Daniel Goleman stated,
“The price we pay is failed marriages, troubled families, mental anguish, and tragedies.”
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE HAS FIVE ABILITIES:
- Self Awareness
- Mood Management
- Managing Relationships
Key areas to develop in our classrooms with our students, in order to promote emotional intelligence include:
- Ability to Cooperate
- Capacity to Communicate
Every day can provide the opportunity to practice these abilities with our students.
We have to be role models for students and also exhibit strength in these areas.
WE NEED TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE THE SAME WAY WE TEACH OTHER SUBJECTS.
EMOTIONAL HEALTH IS FUNDAMENTAL TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING.