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2017/18 Social Emotional Learning

 “Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth.” – Mayer & Salovey, 1997

Studies have proven that when it comes to being happy and successful in school and in life, emotional intelligence is more important than intellectual abilities. Emotional intelligence will help children (and adults) manage stress better, have better relationships, learn how to control yourselves in different situations, and adapt better. It has also been proven that these skills can be taught to children in early ages to promote their skills and have great benefits in their academic outcome.

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