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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Building Teens' Empathy Skills

Teens need help with managing emotional intelligence (EI) skills, which as defined by EI guru Daniel Goleman is: “The capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, for managing emotions well in ourselves, and our relationships” (Low and Nelson, Texas A & M-Kingsville).

These include:
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social skills
By helping students increase their awareness and build these skills, you are giving them a lifetime set of tools to use. These skills are also identified by employers as those "most needed" by workers. Increasing students' EI skills can lead to future successes in school and workplaces. 

(From Texas A & M EI Program) 

Where can you find more information about EI and certification in EI for teachers?

EITRI  Emotional Intelligence Training & Research Institute

Take the plunge and include EI in your lesson plans and classroom--you'll notice a difference in students' accountability and responsibility!

Enjoy using EI!
Beth, Educator Helper

FREE EI Based Lesson--Teen Cards:

Pick up more teen cards here!

Also in Spanish:

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Both teen card sets come with inside quotes to copy, as well.
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