This seminar invites students to learn how their emotional intelligence can guide choices and help ensure that people are treated with respect and kindness, despite any differences. Concrete tools are practiced to help students read their own emotions and understand the emotions of others more clearly. Practice is given to responding to situations in a just and fair way that shows empathy for everyone involved.

Faculty: Anna Smith - Language Arts 8

Dates Offered

November 30, 2018
January 11, 2019

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Why Practice Empathy?

Often, children are told to “be nice” but not coached in how to be empathetic. Students of this age do not fully understand their own emotions, or how their emotional responses to situations can have unintended effects. Evaluating emotional IQ can help students make more mindful, conscious decisions when reacting to emotionally charged situations.