Time for Middle and
High Schoolers to
Ask for EQ Learning
You Can Be Emotionally Intelligent!
Some of your friends are better at math. Others are better at spelling. At least one is a great artist. People can learn to be smart in different ways.
One way everyone can learn to be smart is how they handle their feelings and their relationships with others. This is called emotional intelligence, and those who learn it tend to become successful, caring youths and adults.
Some of your schools teach what educators call “social-emotional learning” which is the curriculum to gain emotional intelligence and social skills and intelligence.
This learning helps you have more fun, get along superbly with others, feel more resilient and more confident, and do better in and out of school, .
Keep reading and watching to learn how you can be emotionally intelligent.
Easy Ways That You Can Be Emotionally Intelligent
- Share how you feel with people around you. Happy, sad, excited, frustrated. Learn to recognize and name your feelings.
- See how other people around you are feeling. They might not tell you, but their feelings will show.
- List the things you are good at. Can you use those things to help you in other parts of school and life?
- Find three ways to relax when you feel stressed: take a deep breath, draw a picture, talk to a friend.
- Notice how everyone around you is unique. There are billions of people on Earth and no two are exactly alike.
Talk With Your Friends
Ask your friends how they are feeling. Tell them how you’re feeling. Sharing more with each other will make you better friends.
Check out the videos on this website and any other info you find relevant. Get your friends to do the same. Then go as a group to the school principle and other key figures and ask them to implement a full-scale emotional and social learning curriculum in your school.
Use your social media to share what you learn. If you want to and can, create a student activist group that develops ways and media to communicate the cause to other youths across various platforms.
Talk With Your Parents
Your parents are people, too. Really! Ask them what makes them stressed and how they relax. How did they handle the stress of school when they were your age?
Ask them to check out this website and then talk to school officials about having a full-scale emotional and social learning program in your school. Encourage them to recruit other parents to join them.
Talk With Your Teachers
Ask your teachers how can they help everyone in your school be socially and emotionally intelligent. Encourage them to familiarize themselves with social-emotional curriculum and to ask your principal to implement it on a full-scale level in your school.