Thursday, February 27, 2014

What about Emotional Intelligence

"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far".
"We should be teaching kids regularly over time in a systematic way self-awareness, self-management, empathy and social skills.."
Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist, author, and science journalist. Goleman wrote the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence. In the first video he briefly explains what is emotional intelligence. In the second video he speaks to the one thing he would change about education.
-- read about him on Edutopia
-- go to Goleman's website

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