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Self-Awareness and Personal Relationships

This seminar helps students read their own emotions and understand the emotions of others more clearly. A focus on emotional intelligence can guide a student’s choices and help ensure that people are treated with respect and kindness, despite any differences. This seminar includes interactive activities that explore personality, temperament, and communication style, all designed to foster positive personal relationships.

Faculty: Celsa Rutan - Spanish 6

Dates Offered

October 5, 2018
October 12, 2018

Explore More

Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?

  • Go to: This two-minute animated video, Brene Brown on Empathy, provides a crystal clear illustration of empathy. Brene Brown on Blame is equally effective.

  • Documentary: Won't You Be My Neighbor? PG-13. Rated 99% by Rotten Tomatoes, this documentary about Mister Fred Rogers takes us “into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.” In theatres now. Available for streaming September 4, 2018

  • Great books: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee, and The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis all include characters learning about and acting with compassion.

Why Teach Emotional Intelligence?

Often, children are told to “be nice” but not coached in how to manage personal relationships. Becoming more self-aware and understanding emotional intelligences helps students make more mindful, conscious decisions when reacting to emotionally charged situations.