Mastering Emotional Intelligence for Internship, Career, and Post-Secondary Success
Help me give my students the tools to increase their emotional intelligence to obtain the biggest return on investment on their future endeavors post high school.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
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My students are the most at-risk students at our school. Most of my students come from high poverty, encountered traumatic life experiences, and face many challenges. In order for our students to succeed and have a positive learning experience their social/emotional needs must be meet.
I want students to understand that mastering their Emotional Intelligence can lead to improved internship, career, and post-secondary success.
Often, teens need guidance with what to do with their emotions. For some teens, emotions come on strongly and they may not have the tools to manage those emotions. In worse case scenarios, a teen might turn to drugs or alcohol as a means to help them manage their feelings. In other cases, a teen might distance themselves from feeling and perhaps even become depressed. The good news is, everyone can be more aware of their emotions. It just takes practice. But it's worth the effort: Emotional awareness is the first step toward building emotional intelligence, a skill that can help people succeed in life.
This project will assist students build the skills and confidence they need to obtain their first internships and career. I want my students to understand that by learning about emotional intelligence they will be prepared for solving conflicts and communicate effectively. With the books I have chosen students will be able to identify and implement new skills to their life. Students will participate in a weekly program to read, discuss, and role play different scenarios that will engage and encourage them to succeed.
The skill of active listening is a key part of helping create genuine two-way communication – and it is about far more than just paying attention.
It involves genuinely following dialogue and responding to others using your own body language, then being able to demonstrate that you have understood by verbally summarizing back key messages that have been received. The skill of active listening is a key part of helping create genuine two-way communication – and it is about far more than just paying attention.
Furthermore, research states that interpersonal skills can be enhanced by helping students increase their emotion vocabulary. Encouraging students to understand the difference between “sad”, “disappointed” and “upset” acts as springboard to develop appropriate strategies for each.
Moreover, when we have low self-awareness, we’re at risk of not realizing how we come across to others, and letting an over inflated self-image skew our behavior and social interactions.
The books that I have chosen below such as Self-Regulation Interventions, Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, The Think Confident, Be Confident books will allow students to see examples, learn how other implemented the skills, and how beneficial it is to every day success. These materials will be used during sessions with students on a weekly basis.
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