Emotional Intelligence: EQ and Academic Achievement
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to use emotions effectively and productively. Since the publication of the initial research in 1990, innovative schools and educational organizations have begun integrating emotional intelligence into their educational programs.
The introduction of emotional intelligence and social emotional learning curricula has sparked a new field of research examining the efficacy of EQ intervention programs. So far, the results indicate that emotional intelligence has extraordinary potential as a mediator of positive school outcomes.
Access the Case for Emotional Intelligence in Our Schools article below.
Read pages 9 - 12 of the article and answer the questions below.
- Share your interpretation of the correlation between student achievement and EQ.
- How does school climate impact outcomes? Reflect on one thing that your school can do to impact a positive student climate and EQ.
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