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April 24, 2018

Teaching Advice -Supporting Emotional Intelligences in the Classroom

Wendy Knapp, Learners Edge Director of Online Learning, has some teaching tips to share with you.

In his book titled “Why do I need a teacher when I’ve got Google?, author Ian Gilbert writes, “ …in a nutshell, your ‘softer skills’ such as dealing with yourself and others at an emotional level, are far more valid in today’s world than IQ alone. He encourages teachers who might be unfamiliar to check out Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence – or catch the video on You Tubewhere Daniel Goleman introduces Emotional Intelligence and presents the 4 domains of emotional intelligence:

• Self awareness
• Self management
• Empathy
• Skilled Relationships

In a world focused on 21st Century Skills, social media and technology, it’s important as teachers that we continue to evolve our role as a facilitator, a coach, a mentor and overall supporter of student development in the classroom. At times, it’s easy to feel intimidated and maybe overwhelmed by technology, but take a deep breath and remember this bit of teaching advice, Google can’t show our students how to share, how to look someone in the eye – but you can.


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