Emotional Intelligence

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How would you describe a great leader? Explore the theme of leadership with a unit that focuses on emotional intelligence, and how great leaders have a strong sense of emotional intelligence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a novel that features a strong leader, or themes of leadership such as To Kill a Mockingbird or Lord of the Flies
  • Encourage learners to interview adults in the community whom they view as leaders
  • Use in a school-wide focus on positive role models and leadership
Classroom Considerations

  • Article might be a little challenging for younger readers
Pros

  • Addresses multiple skills in language arts, including vocabulary, figurative language, informational text, and presentations
  • A great way to bring characteristics of leadership into a discussion about literature or informational text
Cons

  • None