Watch EQ Bloom Using Guided Discussions for Developing Emotional Intelligence


Sharing Circles: Guided Discussions for Developing Emotional Intelligence


Susanna Palomares & David Cowan

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is essential to life effectiveness and is more important in many ways than IQ. School is the best place for young people to be purposefully taught the important skills of Emotional Intelligence.

Sharing Circles are the EQ super-strategy and this book is chock full of them! What better way to develop the emotional intelligence of your students than by participation in relevant discussions about things that are important to them. This powerful and versatile instructional strategy is unusually effective as a tool for developing—

  • self-awareness
  • self-control
  • the ability to understand and manage feelings
  • empathy
  • cooperation
  • responsibility
  • communication
  • strategies for managing conflict and stress, and
  • group interaction skills

Use these Sharing Circles with their emphasis on developing Emotional Intelligence to help your students feel connected to school, to develop friendships and an understanding of others, to enhance self-awareness, and to learn to value positive behaviors of self-management. You'll find Sharing Circles to be the ideal process to engage your students' "social brains" and emotions in learning effective social and emotional skills.

Primary Subject Area – Emotional Intelligence

Grades 3-9, 144 pages, 8-1/2 x 11, paperback

More about this book – Table of Contents | Sharing Circle Topics | Sharing Circle Overview | Rules | Leading | Theory  

Price $19.95

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