Segments in this Video

What is Emotional Intelligence? Part One (04:58)


Data shows that IQ accounts for 20% of success in life. Emotional intelligence is a different way of being smart. The "Marshmallow Test" is described.

What is Emotional Intelligence? Part Two (06:56)

Self-awareness, managing moods, impulse control. motivation, empathy, and social skills are described. Interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence are discussed.

What is Emotional Literacy? Part One (04:16)

Kids need to learn the basic skills of social and emotional life. New Haven, Connecticut schools have implemented programs that support emotional literacy.

What is Emotional Literacy? Part Two (06:08)

First grade students in New Haven play a game to learn about emotions. A teacher uses a stoplight poster in a social development lesson.

What is Emotional Literacy? Part Three (02:28)

Students in New Haven who participate in emotional literacy classes have better problem solving skills and get in less trouble at school.

What is Emotional Literacy? Part Four (05:06)

Emotional intelligence is the focus of a self-science program at The Nueva School. Students participate in an art activity about feelings.

What is Emotional Literacy? Part Five (04:14)

Students participate in a role play about inner voices to learn about empathy. The supporter and the critic contradict each other.

What Are the Next Steps? (04:19)

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Credits: Emotional Intelligence: A New Vision for Educators (00:48)

Credits: Emotional Intelligence: A New Vision for Educators

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When Daniel Goleman's groundbreaking book, Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ, was first released in the mid-1990s, it quickly became a best-seller and changed the way many people think about what it means to be smart. Challenging the prevailing preeminence of IQ as the standard of excellence in life, Goleman argued that emotional intelligence, comprised of five key non-cognitive skills, has a greater bearing on success in life than cognitive intelligence, which is measured by IQ. The concept of emotional intelligence, which Harvard Business Review called "a ground-breaking, paradigm-shattering idea," has profound implications for education. Drawing from research in the fields of neuroscience and psychology, Goleman concluded that, unlike IQ emotional intelligence, or "EQ" is not set in ones genes. Instead, it is shaped by experience and can be strengthened through explicit teaching of social and emotional skills. He argued that teaching children emotional intelligence skills was a powerful way to improve both academic performance and behavior. In Emotional Intelligence: A New Vision for Educators, Goleman makes the case for incorporating emotional intelligence into classrooms and schools, and guides viewers through scenes from a school in Hillsborough, CA, that was among the first in the country to adopt an emotional literacy curriculum. Although emotional intelligence is no longer a new idea, it is no less relevant or significant to education today as it was when it was first introduced. In fact, recent research and studies lend support to the case for teaching students emotional intelligence skills. The data show that test scores and grade point averages increase significantly and disciplinary actions decrease when schools implement social and emotional learning (SEL) programs that promote emotional intelligence.  This video will help educators understand what emotional intelligence means, why it matters, and how they can help students develop the social and emotional skills that account for emotional intelligence.  

Length: 41 minutes

Item#: BVL60334

Copyright date: ©1996

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