Last month our students focused on self-control and this month we will be introducing Social-Emotional Intelligence. As an educator, counselor, and mom, I have realized how important this skill is in our day-to-day lives. Whether our children are in the classroom, out at recess, in practice, or on a play-date, having strong social-emotional skills allows our children to use their intuition, communicate effectively, and develop meaningful relationships throughout their lives. Over the next few weeks, I strongly encourage you to have conversations with your children about this important character trait and share with them how you have fostered your own social-emotional skills and the meaningful ways they have impacted you in the process.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE is understanding feelings and using them to inform actions.
Ways to Show Social-Emotional Intelligence:
Finding solutions during conflicts with others;
Demonstrating respect for the feelings of others; and
Adapting to different social situations.
Ways to Earn Character Badges:
Follow up Questions for Students:
Character Books and Resources