Marc Brackett, the Director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, says “We attribute feelings to children. Often times we don’t ask a child how they are feeling.” At the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, the organization studies the role that emotions plays in everyday life and in schools. In particular, they study the relationship between emotions and creativity, and help people to better identify their own emotions. Learning to identify and label emotions is an essential step to increase emotional intelligence. Marc recommends that it is first important for educators to work on their emotional intelligence, then to start to help their students develop theirs.
This week reflect upon:
When was the last time you asked a student how they were feeling? What was the impact and result of asking them?