Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman. 2005. New York: Bantam Dell Books. pages 309

Course Description

This course explores the areas of emotional intelligence as they apply to the classroom. Educators will be able to take the theories of E.I. and put them into practice in the elementary, middle school, and high school environments. Teachers will examine EI instructional strategies in classroom environments and social interactions. Student understanding, counseling and other applications of EI theory are presented. Assignments include research and writings for teacher applications in school settings.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will review the emotional brain and what emotions are for in human development and interactions along with the anatomy of emotional connections.

2. Participants will explore self awareness of knowing thyself and the consequences of excessive passion or emotional hysteria that can be unproductive.

3. Educators will be presented with general concepts of why and how aptitude, empathy and emotions are interrelated within the human social arts.

4. Participants are presented with how the mind and medicine are interrelated and how to manage the heart regarding trauma and emotional relearning.

5. Educators can examine how the lack of emotional literacy can be costly in human relations and how to use emotional intelligence concepts in school environments.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. Emotional Brain: What Are Emotions For?
2. Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking
3. The EI Nature: When Smart is Dumb
4. Know Thyself
5. Passion's Slaves
6. The Master Aptitude
7. The Roots of Empathy
8. The Social Arts 9. EI Applied: Intimate Enemies
10. Managing with Heart
11. Mind and Medicine
12. Windows of Opportunity
13. The Family Crucible
14. Trauma and Emotional Relearning
15. Temperament is Not Destiny
16. The Cost of Emotional Illiteracy
17. Schooling the Emotions

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book, Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.

Required Assignments

1.Book Readings
2. Chapter Reviews/Reflections
3. Research Review
4. Project or Activity
5. Final Application Essay

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Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ

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