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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.

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?

Stress: What Happens to a Teacher’s Brain when it Reaches Burnout?

Burnout. You can’t have burnout unless there was once a fire. So what happens when a teacher reaches the burnout stage? What has happened when the passion for teaching begins to fade and teachers no longer have the energy and enthusiasm they once had? Their work becomes overwhelming and they feel little or no personal reward for the amount of effort they put forth.

What are Some Elaborative Rehearsal Strategies That Will Transfer Learning into Long-term Memory?

In one of my previous articles, How do we learn? How is Information Stored in Long-term Memory, I mentioned the importance of using elaborative rehearsal strategies to help transfer information into long term memory. Using the following strategies will increase the chances that the data will be stored and retrieved when requested.

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.

Stress: How the Brain Responds to Traumatic Events

Ever since the horrific events of September 11, 2011, it appears that there have been more and more violent acts occurring around the world than ever before. The massive shootings, even within our own school systems and places of worship, have spread fear and terror throughout our community. So, how do we help our children understand what is happening and teach them how to cope with it? First we need to understand why the brain reacts the way it does and then figure out a way to handle it all.