A recent article in Fast Company cites a report from the World Economic Forum that lists emotional intelligence, or EQ, as one of the 10 business skills for 2020.
The first thing you need to know is that the overwhelming majority of Congress members, state legislators and local council members have never heard of emotional intelligence learning or, as educators tend to call it, social-emotional learning.
Sadly, local school board members are very rarely up to speed themselves.
We’re in the midst of a historical first. The first generation of children raised entirely on smartphones, the iGeneration, is facing a skyrocketing mental illness rate, and studies suggest that too much screen time is to blame. In fact, suicide in teenage girls is the highest that it’s been in over 40 years. What can we do to protect our children?