Summary: This article talks about the importance SEL competencies for both students and teachers. Prompted by a student suicide, the author embarked on designing a high school course in positive psychology to help students focus on their own well-being. The author has also gone on to train other teachers to to be “emotionally intelligent.”
Source: Ronan Habib, Education Week, June 7, 2017
Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Mental Health, Mindfulness, SEL Teacher Training
Research shows that emotional intelligence is far more predictive of a person’s future success than academic achievements. Happier students and teachers tend to be more productive, creative, and resilient. And happiness is a positive-sum game. The happier you are as a teacher, the happier your students and colleagues will be, too.