Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom
Emotional Intelligence is an integral social skill that has proven to be beneficial across many disciplines. It is the ability to be self-aware and manage one's emotions while recognizing the emotions of others. Though it may seem to be merely an informal and interpersonal occurrence, Emotional Intelligence allows individuals to have a significant social impact to evoke change and manage relationships. It is important for instructors to be facilitators of Emotional Intelligence in the classroom to not only build healthy relationships with students but to allow a healthy learning culture to emerge among the students collectively through emotionally intelligent interactions. Students who are emotionally intelligent can better manage stress and feel more confident in their communication. Furthermore, Emotional Intelligence competencies translate beyond the classroom by preparing students to be balanced candidates in the workforce.