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Never stop trying to facilitate positive change!! Here’s an article to inspire the warriors out there!!!

This article speaks for itself!! Check it out!

Fascinating!! This article highlights how dogs sense and respond to human emotions!!!

Ever wonder why job recruiters ask that pivotal question: “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”… This might help shed some light!!

“What got you here won’t get you there. Self-Awareness means demonstrating not just through words but through behaviors what it means to truly interact with others.“

Here’s a phenomenal article reviewing how Emotional Intelligence increases Self Awareness. As well as descriptions of the three levels of leadership on a Self Awareness Spectrum: 

Command-and-Control Manager

Achieving Leader

Generative Leader

As parents and guardians, we want to help our children reach their best! But first, we must know and understand what’s happening in their daily lives. Here’s some great starting points on how to advocate for your child’s academic and social success!! Emotions are the starting point and resources for unraveling the bigger picture!!

“The World Economic Forum included emotional intelligence (alongside skills like creativity and critical thinking) among the top skills required for success in tomorrow’s global workforce.

Instead of asking the more typical question of how their day went, ask how the day made them feel.”

Here’s an article highlighting the way one with high Emotional Intelligence productively uses every form of feedback in the creative process!!

“While many people associate imaginative genius with emotional problems, higher creativity is, in fact, linked to the sort of emotional self-awareness that allows artists and other innovators to ride the ups and downs of the creative process.”

“For them, “irrelevant information did not take cognitive resources away from the thinking process,” the researchers report. Rather, they utilized their presence to form “a larger pool of associations” that they could draw upon in their quest for creative uses.”

Here’s an eye-opening article about how one’s perspective determines their outcome. Emotional Intelligence can help one see the bigger picture. What’s your narrative? 

“When we see ourselves as a “victim,” we fixate on blame. A 2004 study published by researchers from the University of Glamorgan found that when we’re focused on blame, our ability to learn from our mistakes and take corrective action is impaired. We limit our ability to scale ourselves. 

On the flip side, when we see ourselves as a “player” and assume personal responsibility for our situations, we become problem solvers. We fixate on learning. We try to figure out why a given situation didn’t pan out as we hoped. The learning process enables us to scale ourselves.”

Here’s a wonderful piece about the value of authenticity and self-reflection. 

“In an increasingly interconnected world, it’s easy to get caught up in the herd and try to emulate what others are doing.  But almost every single time, that doesn’t work. Why? Because it’s increasingly difficult to copy someone’s else’s branding, value proposition, positioning, and strategies. All of those factors are ultimately derived from that person’s or organization’s experiences and value systems; no two people or organizations are alike. 

By tapping into who you really are, you will become more self-aware; this self-awareness will help you to discover your true passions as well as understand your strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, not only will you be able to leverage your strengths in order to excel, but you will also be more likely to take action to mitigate your weaknesses.”

Here’s a great article highlighting the benefits of Emotional Intelligence in the classroom among other important factors!!!

“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. EI is also referred to as Emotional Quotient (EQ), which is actually a test score that measures one’s emotional intelligence.

What physiologically is happening to the brain in emotional situations?”

Here’s part two of last week’s recommended article!! A plethora of resourceful information!! 

“Understand the vast variety of emotions

Work on strategies to control their emotions

Teach students to feel empathy

Teach students to handle delayed gratification

The Marshmallow Test

Teach students to volunteer and give back to society

Allow students to make mistakes

Teach students resiliency and to look at the big picture

Let your students feel frustration

Teach them optimism and gratitude”

“Managing one’s emotions is critical in the game of life. Learning to manage those emotions starts at a very early age and should continue throughout one’s career. Your students are a combination of their IQ and their EQ. Both equally important in developing a strong, healthy individual. As teachers it is our responsibility to teach and develop the Whole Child, so take the time to help nurture their emotional intelligence, for that will not only be an asset to the student and the classroom culture, but to our society as well.”

Here’s a great article about maintaining an Emotional Bank Account(EBA)! 

“When the EBA balance is high, so is the resulting level of trust. When the balance is low, trust plummets and relationships suffer.”

Here are some great examples!🦋

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