2Anticipatory SurveyTo gauge our students’ present level of emotional intelligence for class, we propose immersing our students in an anticipatory warm-up exercise called, “Text a Keyword.” Students choose from a range of four emotions to share their present feeling via texting to the teacher-coach, their staunch advocate and learning facilitator.
4What is Emotional Intelligence (EI)? Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and author of the bestseller Emotional IntelligenceSelling Social and Emotional Learning: An Interview with Daniel Goleman
5Goleman’s Five Identified ‘Domains’ of EQ Knowing your emotionsManaging your own emotionsMotivating yourselfRecognizing and understanding other people’s emotionsManaging relationships, i.e., managing your reactions to people’s emotions
6What is Emotional Literacy? Dr. Marc Brackett, developer of the curriculum, “Emotional Literacy in the Classroom,” defines emotional literacy as,“The knowledge associated withRecognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing andRegulating emotions.”He coined the RULER model.
8Research on Emotional Literacy “A two-year ( ) University of Wisconsin study by researcher Stephen Elliott of two Springfield, Massachusetts, schools -- one that used a social and emotional learning program called Responsive Classroom and one that did not -- found significant social and academic dividends for students in the Responsive Classroom program.
9Research on EL cont’d. The program is based on six components: A morning meetingClassroom organization, rules and logical consequencesGuided discoveryAcademic choiceAssessmentReporting~Emotional-Intelligence Research: Indicators Point to the Importance of SEL, Edutopia
10Research on EL cont’d.“An evaluation of the three groups of students at age 18, found that those who had participated in the full social development program from grades one through six were involved in fewer violent acts, less likely to use alcohol, drugs, or tobacco, less sexually active, had fewer teen pregnancies, and better behaved in school.
11Research on EL cont’d.“They had a greater commitment to school and better academic achievement than both the group with no program at all and the group that had participated in the program in the 5th and 6th grades.”~Emotional-Intelligence Research: Indicators Point to the Importance of SEL, Edutopia
12YAY! A Group Activity! Prepare to have fun! Please take a piece of sheet of construction paper and write your name on it with a marker.Ask your neighbor to please pin it on the back of your shirt or blouse.
13“High Five ~ Group Activity” Building self-esteem is an easy task when giving and receiving genuine compliments.Use a large sheet of construction paper taped to the back of each student’s top and a marker. Each student moves around the room and writes a positive comment on each other student’s paper, drawing attention to their strengths, gifts, or talents.Then ask each student to read what others have written about them. Open discussion should follow based on the comments shared.Taken from the Emotional Intelligence Activities, p. 15.
14EI ActivitiesExplore this wonderful resource (thank you, Karen!) for learning more about our students through the awesome, eye~opening activities that your students will love to engage in the Emotional Intelligence Activities book.
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16ReferencesBBC Learning. (N.D.). Blast! Be creative. Retrieved October 22, 2010 from (2003). Emotional intelligence activities for teens ages 13–18. Retrieved WHEN? from Marzano, R. J., Norford, J. S., & Paynter, D. E. (2001). A handbook for classroom instruction that works. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D. J., & Pollock, J. E. (2001). Classroom instruction that works. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Miller, S. (2008). Putting the pieces together: Homework and practice. Retrieved from