What Is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence (otherwise known as emotional quotient or EQ) is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. EQ also allows you to recognize and understand what others are experiencing emotionally. For the most part, this is a nonverbal process that both informs your thinking and influences how well you connect with others.
Each quarter the students are introduced to an overall theme. Each week in the quarter the students are introduced to a motto that alligns with the quarterly theme. Students that attend the social skills club focus on each weekly motto by: watching videos, discussion, roll playing, and generating strategies to help increase their EQ!