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Emotional Intelligence: How to improve EI in the classroom

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is also known as Emotional Quotient (EQ), which is actually a test score to measure EI (Goleman, 2996). People with a high EQ use emotional information to guide their thinking and behavior. They can easily adjust their emotions to adapt to their environments when acquiring their goals. These individuals have the ability to manage their emotions and to use them to their benefit.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Why does Neuroscience Belong in Classroom Practice?

“There is nothing more human than the human brain.” Educators study childhood development and now as the field of neuroscience expands, why wouldn’t educators grasp the opportunity to explore this incredible depth of knowledge to enhance their practice and daily interactions with their students?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Why is it important to understand and develop a student’s Emotional Intelligence?

In order to build a classroom culture that is caring and where students are supportive of one another, students need to understand what Emotional Intelligence (EI), is and how it can greatly affect the tone in the classroom as well as their personal learning.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

What Does Research Tell Us About the Importance of Teacher-Student Relationships?

When there is a positive teacher-student relationship, students feel safe and there is a strong bond of trust within the classroom. Students are not afraid to take risks and understand that making errors are all part of the learning process. Students are more likely to feel positive about school and have a greater chance of developing a true love for learning.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Why is Reciprocal Teaching a High Impact Method of Instruction? Part II

One of the goals of teaching is to help students understand and retain what they learned in class. Retention rate here refers to the amount of information retained from a lesson. The lower the rate, the less the person remembers about the lesson, thus the higher the rate, the greater chance the student has in retaining or recalling the information. As explained in Part I, one way to increase retention rates is by activating more regions of the brain. One of the easiest ways to do this, is to teach the lesson to someone else, thereby elaborating on what they had just learned.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Why is Reciprocal Teaching a High-Impact Method of Instruction?

Studying. Retention. Homework. Not only do teachers and students have a vested interest in these topics, but parents also desire information on how they can become actively involved in helping their children become successful in school. By using a technique called Reciprocal Teaching, students can easily improve their retention rates.

Thursday, March 29, 2018