INTERACTIVE SESSION ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.
Our emotions need to be as educated as our intellect. It is important to know how to feel, how to respond and how to let life in so that it can touch you. It is also exemplary to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite, it is not the triumph of heart overhead -it is the unique intersection of both. Emotional intelligence is all about preserving what it is to be human- experiencing emotions, being present, interacting socially.It is well understood that in 21st century with the students being inquisitive and teachers being mentors and facilitators, both require emotional skills to lead a radiant life with an optimistic attitude that enables them to become an engaged member of the society To inculcate Emotional Intelligence and realise its true value, a productive workshop was organized and conducted at Delhi World Public School, Noida Extension by Ms. Anuradha Sinhaunder the mentorship of Principal, Ms. Jyoti Arora. The session began with an ice breaker activity that enabled participants to understand the real objective of an elaborated session on Emotional Intelligence. It focused upon ‘The Importance of Managing Emotional Quotient’ for developing better learning outcomes and as a mantra to attain success in all spheres of life. Raising our students’ beliefs, self-worth and happiness by equipping them with emotional intelligence skills should be the prime goal of an educational institution.The teachers acquired the skills toprovide an emotional compass to students towards guiding them to dare to invent, create and innovate. Emotional intelligence is defined as an amalgamation of interpersonal and intrapersonal aspect according to Goleman.These skills introduce educators to new practices and perspectives, furthering their professional development and raising teaching standards.
Emotional intelligence is an essential skill set for navigating the complexities of the world today. It’s a key predictor of Effectiveness, Relationships, Well-being and Quality of Life. That’s one reason the World Economic Forum identifies it as one of the essential skills for a fulfilling future.The workshop was indeed an eye-opener as it cleared doubts and brought to light many aspects which are important for effective implementation of the education. The discussion adequately had the tone set for a valuable interaction of inputs and views from all the participants. The activities during the session enlightened the teachers about how to empower the students by inculcating the right kind of skills as a response to contemporary situations.The teachers were trained to include the core life skills like Empathy, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creative thinking, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Awareness, Managing Stress and Emotions, Coping with Stress and many alike in the curriculum in an effective manner.
The session concluded with a vote of thanks by the Vice -Principal, Ms. Anjleen Berar to the resource person for an enriching session. She also applauded the teachers for their enthusiastic and spirited participation and told them to inculcate the various skills in their curriculum to guide and prepare the children to face the real-life challenges. It was indeed a great learning experience for each one present at the workshop.