Course Description

Module 07: Social and Emotional Intelligence

Understanding:

Emotional Quotient (EQ) is just as important as the Intellectual Quotient (IQ), if not more important. Emotional Intelligence is defined as the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself and to have the capacity to identify emotions in others. While Social Intelligence (SI) describes the human nature to navigate and negotiate complex social relationships and environments. Unlike IQ, EQ has the capacity to change over time. Therefore, it is something that we can teach and develop.

Essential Question:

Can you change your Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence?

Knowledges that you will develop:
  • Understand the definition of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Understand the definition of Social Intelligence.
  • Understand the neurological impact of emotions.
  • Know specific strategies to increase Emotional Intelligence.
  • Know specific strategies to increase Social Intelligence.
  • Understand the educational trends of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Understand the educational trends of Social Intelligence.
  • Know specific strategies to increase Emotional Intelligence in the classroom.
  • Know specific strategies to increase Social Intelligence in the classroom.

Senior Instructors

Dr. Mary E. Sanders & Eric B. Hamilton

Dr. Mary E. Sanders and Eric B. Hamilton have combined their strengths to develop a unique, research-based program for schools, teachers, and students to increase wellbeing and happiness. To create our curriculum, we have curated the findings of Dr. Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Dr. Angela Duckworth, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., among other leading positive psychology experts, into practical strategies that can be integrated into teachers’ personal lives, as well as their classrooms, enabling teachers and students to thrive.ERIC B. HAMILTONEric B. Hamilton is a veteran director for international schools around the world. Eric has spent his entire career enabling schools to be happier, more compassionate environments where both students and teachers thrive. His extensive experience in curriculum development and school leadership have enabled him and Mary to develop their courses using the most contemporary and research-based pedagogical methods.Eric has over 25 years experience in education as a teacher and leader. He attended the University of Delaware where he earned his B.S. in elementary education and middle school math. Later, he completed the master’s program at the University of Colorado in curriculum and instruction. He has been a dedicated practitioner of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for the past 10 years.MARY E. SANDERSDr. Mary E. Sanders has been involved in the world of positive psychology, health, and wellness for more than 20 years. With certifications from the Wholebeing Institute in Positive Psychology and as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practitioner, she is highly qualified to lead teachers towards happier, more holistic classrooms.Dr. Sanders attended Eastern Illinois University and earned her B.S. in zoology and chemistry. She then attended Logan College of Chiropractic to earn her doctorate in chiropractic. Dr. Sanders is a certified yoga Instructor and has been a mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practitioner of over 25 years.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Week 1: The Science and Benefits

    • Introduction to the Science and Benefits of Social and Emotional Intelligence

    • Daniel Goleman: Explains Emotional Intelligence

    • OPTIONAL: Complete Interview to Daniel Goleman

    • Daniel Goleman: Social Intelligence

    • Article: What is Emotional Intelligence?

    • Discussion: Emotional Intelligence

    • Quiz Week 1

  • 3

    Week 2: Personal Transformation

    • Introduction: Why should I personally increase my personal levels of emotional and social intelligence?

    • Brackett et al. (2006): Self-Rated Emotional Intelligence Scale

    • 10 Ways to Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence

    • Skills and Tools to Increase EQ

    • Discussion: Skills and Tools Activity

    • Quiz Week 2

  • 4

    Week 3: Social and Emotional Intelligence Trends for Education

    • Introduction to Educational Trends

    • Daniel Goleman: Introduces Emotional Intelligence

    • Discussion: Daniel Goleman

    • Mark Brackett, Phd. Yale University

    • Quiz Week 3

  • 5

    Submit your final project (due the end of week 4)

    • Aviva Lesson Plan Description

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    • Upload your final project here!

  • 6

    Week 4: Social and Emotional Intelligence Activities for the Classroom

    • Introduction to Classroom Activities to Develop Social and Emotional Intelligence

    • Video: Preschool RULER: The Mood Meter in Early Childhood Classrooms

    • Discussion: Using a Mood Meter in the Classroom

    • Toolbox for Success

    • Video: An Introduction to the Toolbox

    • Emotional Intelligence: A Toolbox for Success

    • Closing Remarks

    • Discussion Title: A Toolbox for Success

  • 7

    Review and Rate this Module

    • Review and Rate Module 07

  • 8

    References and Research Articles M07

    • References and Research Articles used in M07