In this post, we continue with this quarter’s theme of Mindfulness in Education. Recently, Harvard Business Review published an article on “Teaching Teenagers to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence,” which can be accessed through this link: http://ow.ly/Nou9a
The article, written by researchers at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, makes the point that unless today’s teens learn emotional intelligence skills, they will not be equipped to be competitive in the future workforce they will soon join.
Recognizing these concerns, some business schools are implementing courses that incorporate components of emotional intelligence. Although this kind of education can be very helpful, is it happening too late, when college students are challenged to learn behaviors that support their future professional success?
Research has demonstrated that an approach for teaching Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) created at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, assists children to learn mindfulness skills to effectively manage their emotions. This creates a foundation for success in school that can carry over into adult life. For more information about this work, click here: http://ei.yale.edu/ruler/. Click on the different areas of the site to access a variety of helpful resources.
Why aren’t there more SEL programs for children? The article emphasizes taking advantage of opportunities to support mandates to provide and fund these programs. Additional suggestions are also listed.
Consider the emotional intelligence skills of children and young adults in your life. What opportunities do they have to learn the mindful practices that can make such a difference? If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a message below. The Peace Learning Center offers expertise and excellent learning experiences that can be a great solution.