Empathy and Emotional Intelligence

Why We All Need Empathy and Emotional Intelligence?

The word “emotional intelligence” is very important because it describes the ability to understand not only our own emotions but also the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence is an ability that allows us to interact more harmoniously with others, because we understand how they feel and we are able to do so because we also understand our own feelings.  But emotional intelligence is more than this.  It involves the ability to use these feelings to build relationships with others and to reduce the stress that can come from misunderstandings with others.

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How To Be More Assertive

How To Be More Assertive

Being assertive is often thought of as being aggressive, maybe even rude, impolite, and pushy. This is not it. Being assertive is also thought of as being confident and showing that confidence to others. This is partially right.  But assertiveness is more than this. Being assertive is about valuing yourself and not allowing yourself to be pushed around or bullied. This means that you can be polite and still be assertive. 

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How To Deal With School Anxiety: High School, College And University

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Character is Important for Youth Leadership

Character is described as an important component of personality, or what makes people who they are. Character is that aspect of personality that influences how people behave in their relationships with others. This leads to some people being described as having good character or bad character. Good character is also said to be an essential aspect of leadership. Moreover, recognizing that ‘Character is Important for Youth Leadership,’ emphasizes the significance of cultivating strong character traits in young leaders.

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"Emotional Intelligence, Reflection, and Leadership

Emotional Intelligence, Reflection and Leadership

Emotional Intelligence, Reflection and Leadership may not appear at first to be compatible terms, when we think of leaders in the context of being bossy and emotional intelligence in terms of understanding emotions. However, the truth is, leadership and emotional intelligence are very closely related, for leaders need to be emotionally intelligent if they are to be good leaders.  Leaders must therefore be reflective if they are to be able to identify the changes they need to undertake in their lives to be truly effective leaders. 

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Critical Reflection in Learning and Self Development

The Importance of Critical Reflection in Learning and Self Development

When we think of learning, we often think in terms of school and formal learning. However, the concept of learning is far broader and involves not only formal but also informal learning, learning that takes place in the community, learning that takes place online, and learning that takes place through our interaction with each other. In other words, critical reflection and learning are continuously taking place in a variety of settings, especially when learners set out to investigate what they have gained from specific information in particular events and situations.

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Can Science Save Us

Can Science Save Us?

Over the past few months, I have had reason to ponder this question: Can science save us?  To answer this question, I have drawn on COVID-19 and Climate Change as case studies. I have wondered why with all the scientific knowledge we have, the COVID-19 virus had to hit us so hard. Some more so than others, with close relatives and friends dying in such large numbers because of it. 

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boundaries

Appreciating Boundaries

One of the misconceptions we have about our freedom is that we have an unlimited amount of it, freedom with no boundaries to do whatever we want.  The truth is, we can only experience our freedom within the context of boundaries.  This is a useful lesson for us all to learn, and it is even more important and useful for students. Regardless of their level, students need to realize that without boundaries there would be chaos.  Some of the boundaries that students need to consider include recognizing rules governing school, recognizing the boundaries around other people’s space, and paying attention to relationship boundaries.

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Thinking About Education After The Pandemic

Thinking About Education After The Pandemic

In today’s article, we will look at a serious matter: Education After The Pandemic. The Pandemic has impacted the lives of many young and older students in various parts of the world, where they are experiencing losses in essential subjects such as Math, Science, and Reading. In addition to these literacy losses, many of these students are suffering mental health problems. This article highlights key methods and techniques to deal with the literacy losses and mental health difficulties, serious educational problems caused by the Pandemic.

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