Generational Change, Can Focus On Emotional Intelligence In The Classroom Make A Difference?
I believe that focus on emotional intelligence from early childhood onward WILL make an astounding difference to our future.
The proposition is that a half hour daily within every classroom may be enough to create a wave of positive change.
Simple inspiring emotional intelligence lessons devoted to teaching children their worth and supplying them with techniques for accessing their natural innovation and happiness will lead to a social evolutionary breakthrough.
We know that re-iteration works, the Human being uses programming as our first and foremost technique for learning. Repetition creates memory clusters in the brain allowing us easy access to information we have 'programmed' in. This is how we learn the basics for reading and writing.
Humans are also creative, once the memory has been established we have the potential to expand upon it.
Taking this into account it is logical to expect a major shift in social consciousness once we begin applying the same re-iteration strategies to raising emotional intelligence, creating positive value systems and high self-esteem.
The values of
Respect for self
Love for self
Pride in oneself and one' achievements
Compassion for self
Respect for others and the environment
Love for others
Compassion for others
Pride in others and other's achievements
The true honouring of the self and differences = the true honouring of other's and their differences.
When asked 'What do you think the result would be, if children were taught how to really love and care for themselves at school; if you spent as much time learning self-love and self-respect as you do learning to read and write?
Children surveyed have had a resounding response, 'A world full of happier people.'
If eleven year olds can make the connection between personal development/emotional intelligence/high self-esteem and a more positive future, then I have great faith that our government will ultimately come to the same conclusions.
We are currently in the process of drafting the new National Curriculum.
Will Australia have the leading edge?
Can Australians be as progressive as I believe we can, as our children already are?
Implement emotional intelligence/ self-esteem and values studies in the classroom on a daily basis and step into a refreshing future!
Arna Baartz is an advocate for generational change through the development of childhood emotional intelligence. To find out more or to purchase workshops and lesson plans related to developing emotional intelligence in your child or children please visit http://www.theiamprogram.com or contact arna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Added: 02 марта 2011
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