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A positive approach to schooling

A positive approach to schooling | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
How the positive psychology movement in Australian schools is making a lasting impact with its students and setting an example for the world to follow.
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Positive psychology has a great future in the classroom. 

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Build Your Emotional Intelligence Muscle!

Build Your Emotional Intelligence Muscle! | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Build Your Emotional Intelligence Muscles! Emotional Intelligence skills--understanding and managing your own emotions, recognizing others' emotions, interacting successfully with other people, and building resilience--can all be improved. Like any skill--developing a great golf swing, sketching a decent portrait, adding a killer serve to your tennis game, or learning to read Mandarin Chinese--learning Emotional Intelligence skills…
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You can build emotional intelligence skills much as you would build any skill.  Find out how!

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What Does It Mean To Be Resilient?

What Does It Mean To Be Resilient? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
The longer we live, the more we are confronted by serious challenges, such as life-threatening or debilitating illnesses and losses of spouse and other loved ones.
When confronted by catastrophic loss, some people collapse into a hopeless, helpless, state...
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Can you become more resilient?  This article says yes--and provides a few ideas for increasing resilience.

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Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain

Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have indicated the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University. An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes […]
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"An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks."

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For Leaders: Sixteen Way to Develop Empathy

For Leaders: Sixteen Way to Develop Empathy | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
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Are you tuning in to how others feel--or blocking them out?

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Harnessing the 'magic' of resilience in championing adversity for supercharged lives

Harnessing the 'magic' of resilience in championing adversity for supercharged lives | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Resilience: The simple secret to overcoming adversity and living enriched, productive and happy lives.
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Mindfulness and compassion--major qualities for increasing resilience . . .

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20 Emotional Intelligence Interview Questions

20 Emotional Intelligence Interview Questions | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Hiring and Promoting Emotional IntelligenceDuring a recent talk at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Centennial Symposium, Elon Musk discussed the importance of hiring scientists and engineers for SpaceX and Tesla Motors with emotional intelligence.“Our hiring choices need to take into account both the individual’s contribution as well as how their actions affect others around them. The most common hiring mistake is relying too much on someone's talent and not enough on their heart.”The hirin
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How would you answer these questions?

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7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
4. Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.

 

Grateful people are more likely to behave in a prosocial manner, even when others behave less kind, according to a 2012 study by the University of Kentucky. Study participants who ranked higher on gratitude scales were less likely to retaliate against others, even when given negative feedback. They experienced more sensitivity and empathy toward other people and a decreased desire to seek revenge.


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I am grateful for family and friends--and for this oh-so-beautiful world.

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An emotion that we all should feel.

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Your Emotional IQ Predicts How Much You'll Make

Your Emotional IQ Predicts How Much You'll Make | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
“The better people are at recognizing emotions, the better they handle the politics in organizations and the interpersonal aspects of work life, and thus the more they earn in their jobs.”
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“The better people are at recognizing emotions, the better they handle the politics in organizations and the interpersonal aspects of work life, and thus the more they earn in their jobs.”

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Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence

Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
"To create sustainable compassion, you have to be strong in inner joy,” Tan told the Huffington Post last year. “Inner joy comes from inner peace -- otherwise it's not sustainable. And inner peace is highly trainable."
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"To create sustainable compassion, you have to be strong in inner joy,” Tan told the Huffington Post last year. “Inner joy comes from inner peace -- otherwise it's not sustainable. And inner peace is highly trainable."

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This Infographic Teaches You to How to Stop Negative Thoughts - SELF

This Infographic Teaches You to How to Stop Negative Thoughts - SELF | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
The most uplifting infographic youll ever read. Bye, negative thoughts!
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This is truly a wonderful infographic about conquering those negative thoughts!

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What is Your Best Possible Self?

What is Your Best Possible Self? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Use this exercise to boost your hope and well-being.
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This is a quick exercise from the positive psychology viewpoint:  Imagine your best possible self . . .

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Emotional intelligence and your job - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Emotional intelligence and your job - Dubuque Telegraph Herald | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Consider this scenario: Your computer locks up in the middle of an important project that is due to the president within the hour, and your manager has given you some changes that you must implement.
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"People who have high emotional intelligence understand how they respond to various people and situations. They adapt well to stressful situations and consider what other people are feeling. They tend to connect well with others while recognizing how others perceive them."

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Don Says Childhood Counseling Will Curb Youthful Exuberance - AllAfrica.com

Don Says Childhood Counseling Will Curb Youthful Exuberance - AllAfrica.com | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
A professor of Counselling Psychology has called for the institution and further strengthening of counseling services in the educational system beginning from primary schools as way of addressing problems associated with unfocussed children who...
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"The lecturer advised that ensuring wellness in the nation must begin with ensuring wellness at the individual, in interpersonal relationships between two individuals and at the family and group levels, in the community and in the society."

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The Hidden Reason your best employees are leaving for somewhere else | Scott Newton | LinkedIn

The Hidden Reason your best employees are leaving for somewhere else | Scott Newton | LinkedIn | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
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Thoughtful and insightful article about why good employees leave organizations.

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Using Emotional Intelligence To Improve Business Leadership | Your Business Coaching Club

Using Emotional Intelligence To Improve Business Leadership | Your Business Coaching Club | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
This is a great info-graphic on how you can use emotional intelligence to improve your performance as a small business owner.
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Great infographic about how emotional intelligence can be helpful in business--

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Why You Should Resist The Urge To Google Everything--And How To Find The Strength

Why You Should Resist The Urge To Google Everything--And How To Find The Strength | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Have a burning question? Here are three ways to satisfy your curiosity without the help of Google.
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Curiosity--a great trait to cultivate for a full, rich life!  And . . . why it may be a good idea to go beyond Google . . .

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Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.
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Learning to identify how we feel--important at any age!

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Mindfulness

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Anderson Cooper reports on what it's like to try to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today's world of digital distractions
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We're only alive now . . . indeed!

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The Death of Self-Awareness - YouTube

These are the Four Horseman of Awareness Mp3/transcripts on the blog: http://j.mp/GetBackSelf-Awareness Join Brendon's 1MIL FB fans: http://FB.com/BrendonBur...
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Brendon's energy is so persuasive . . . !

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The Force of Altruism: Basic Recipe For Empathy, Leadership, And Learning To Make A Difference

The Force of Altruism: Basic Recipe For Empathy, Leadership, And Learning To Make A Difference | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it

How do schools get to the point where kids not only think that they can make a difference, but they actually go out and do it? What is the secret to their success? What did their teachers do right?


After interviewing numerous Changemaker Schools across the country to help share their stories, insights and inspiration I discovered that there is a very clear, basic recipe for making a difference at any age. It goes like this: first, start with empathy.

 

Encourage and apply it. Second, work in creative leadership opportunities. Combine them together. Then watch nascent social entrepreneurs grow.The two basic ingredients are always the same.... 

 

1. Start with empathy. Empathy doesn’t just mean treating others better; it means doing better. It is the foundational skill that lies at the core of social change because it is what motivates us toward altruism and cooperation beyond our narrow selfinterests.When people are encouraged to identify and empathize with others, and then act on that feeling, it can become a driving force for change. If it gains enough momentum to reach the tipping point, this force can literally change the course of human history. Sounds like a series of huge leaps of logic, right?

 

By Eleanor Bedford


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Start with empathy . . .

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This piece looks at change makers in schools around the counter. It' helps by sharing stories, insights and inspiration. This is used by using Empathy to incorporate the social change movement. Because it is believed that the core social change is what motivates us. This create the drivers of change. This will at the end lead to more attraction into social change movements like TimeBank.

Then it goes onto talking about how creating leadership plays an important role in TimeBank. Lastly it talks about the critical serect ingredient.  

 

Choose to make a difference: Retrieved from http://startempathy.org/blog/2014/11/force-altruism ;

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The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

The Science of Laughing Through the Tears | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
humans exhibit conscious and unconscious behaviors that can aid their emotional self-regulation.
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Ever wonder why some people cry when their happy?  Or want to pinch the cheeks of that cute baby?

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Measuring emotional intelligence at work | simply communicate

Measuring emotional intelligence at work | simply communicate | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
"Drawing out the emotional components in storytelling is an essential skill. At its basics it's about bringing facts to live while showing their impacts on colleagues."
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"Drawing out the emotional components in storytelling is an essential skill. At its basics it's about bringing facts to live while showing their impacts on colleagues."

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Bullying Prevention: The Power of Empathy

Bullying Prevention: The Power of Empathy | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
But we seem to be missing something here. With all of the focus on how individuals can combat bullying, we have forgotten the power of context and the social norms that set the precedence for bullying behaviors to emerge in the first place.

 

We can't just focus on turning kids from bystanders to "upstanders" whenever bullying occurs: We also need to focus on changing social norms and school climate so that bullying doesn't occur. Rather than simply asking children to go against the tide, we need to change the tide itself.

One of the best places to start is in schools. The critical role of school climate in reducing bullying has been well supported, but recent findings pinpoint specific dimensions that may have the most impact on student interactions and experiences in school.

 

One powerful way of changing social norms is by building empathy -- at home and in school.

 

 

by Jennifer Kahn and Richard Weissbourd

 

 


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Social and Emotional Development

Social and Emotional Development | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Produced by NBC News, the Parent Toolkit will help you navigate your child's journey from pre-kindergarten through high school.
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This is an incredible resource for the parents of kids from pre-school through high school--on social and emotional learning at each stage.

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Emotional intelligence - Missoula Independent

Emotional intelligence - Missoula Independent | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
A dozen teenagers mill around a Willard School classroom, their desultory conversations drifting about like falling leaves. Large sheets of fabric printed with colorful peace-sign...
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Hip hop, poetry, teenagers, and emotional intelligence - What a great program for teens . . .

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