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Emotional Literacy

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S: TE 402-Section 008 -Spring 2012

BC: Resources:

FC: Emotional Literacy | Chelsea Goddard

1: "Emotional Literacy is our ability to recognize, understand, handle and appropriately express our emotions. Weare (2003) defines emotional literacy as ‘the ability to understand ourselves and other people; and in particular to be aware of, understand and use information about emotional states of ourselves and others with skill and competence. It includes the ability to understand, express and manage our own emotions and respond to the emotions of others in ways that are helpful to ourselves and others." -The Success Partnership | Emotional Literacy:

2: Emotional Literacy | Check out: For a list of great children's books to use in your classroom for emotional instruction!

3: Emotional Literacy can be taught using a variety of traditional literacies. | Read Stories that portray characters expressing their emotions, good and bad, through healthy outlets. | Use movies that have scenes of children expressing their emotions through healthy outlets so that students can observe and use the ideas they see for their own benefit

4: What Can Influence Emotional Intelligence? | Incidents at home can effect the emotional growth of a child. Exposure to violence, illness, social conflict, drug abuse, and dysfunctional relationships call all negatively impact the emotional growth of a child. Understanding emotional literacy can help to counteract the negative effects of situations such as these. It can also positively influence the self-esteem, self-worth, general outlook on life, and maintenance of healthy relationships.

5: When children do not feel of value, respected, or safe in a classroom, then they may enter said classroom with feelings of doubt, worry, frustration, and distraction, which can lead to a hindered learning experience and a withdrawn social experience

6: Why should I teach Emotional Literacy in my classroom? | Teaching emotional literacy promotes the creation of healthy relationships in the classroom. It allows students to resolve issues without resorting to violence and allows relationships to remain amicable.

7: ‘Emotional safety means seeing a smile on my teacher's face the first day of school instead of a list of rules that is taller than by arm is long. It means being able to use the word “Neanderthal” instead of “caveman” and not be made fun of because my vocabulary is too big. It means being able to go through the lunch line without fear of somebody grabbing my money or my cupcake. It means having a teacher who hands back papers privately instead of reading grades out loud as I pick up my test. Emotional safety is unconditional acceptance of me. Emotional safety, first and foremost, allows me to wear my natural face instead of a fake one ’ (Bluestein, 2001, p.8) -The Success Partnership

8: According to Goleman, Emotional Intelligence includes: 1. Knowing your emotions. 2. Managing your own emotions. 3. Motivating yourself. 4. Recognizing and understanding other people's emotions. 5. Managing relationships, ie., managing the emotions of others.

9: I can do it! | I made it this far already! | This is all going to work out okay! | Emotional Training can help students fight depression by allowing students to have confidence and optimism instead of a permanently negative mindset

10: What can I do to teach emotional literacy? | Teach students emotional language. Give them the language necessary to describe their feelings then have them apply it to assignments in your classroom. | For writing assignments, encourage students to use descriptive language in the emotions pertaining to themselves, their characters, or the environment in which the story is taking place. The more frequently the student uses emotional language, the more it becomes a part of their vocabulary.

11: I've never used ScrapBlog before, but when I saw a friend using it, the formatting intrigued me. I love that you can adapt Scrapblog to be a scrapbook of memories and images or a medium to convey information that isn't quite like every other book you'd read. I like that I can separate each concept into it's own page and make the artwork as frequent and infrequent as I would like. I like that it's navigable like a book, but not overwhelming with information on each page. -Chelsea Goddard | Why I Chose This Technology

13: Using worksheets such as the one to the right can allow students to learn the ways in which they can process emotions during scenarios or events that may seem overwhelming or beyond their control. Understanding that emotions can change and be progressive is important to general emotional well-being so that students understand they do not always have to feel the same emotion.

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Chelsea Goddard
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  • Title: Emotional Literacy
  • My take on Emotional Literacy and how to engage students learning from an emotional level
  • Tags: education, emotional literacy, new literacies
  • Published: about 6 years ago