Willows Community School to Host Simmons on ‘Emotional Intelligence’

If you are familiar with the concept of emotional intelligence, how do you pass it on? Dena Simmons, Ed.D., a lifelong activist, and educator, is the Assistant Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She will be speaking at the Willows Community School on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The presenter of two TEDx Talks and a TED Talk on Broadway, discusses how the intersection of emotionally intelligent and culturally responsive practices can create equitable and welcoming communities, where students can learn in the comfort of their skin.

Dr. Simmons believes that creating a safe environment for children is an essential component of education and in her talk discusses, through narrative, how the intersection of emotionally intelligent and culturally responsive practices can create equitable and welcoming communities, where students can learn in the comfort of their skin. During this interactive session, participants will explore impostor syndrome, the five key skills of emotional intelligence—recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions—and culturally relevant practices.

Compare and contrast equity and equality
Explore impostor syndrome
Discuss the skills of emotional intelligence
Define what cultural responsive practice is
Explore the intersections between culturally responsive practices and emotional intelligence
Describe ways to incorporate culturally responsive and emotionally intelligent practices into participants’ lives and work

The evening is free and open to all ; please RSVP at www.thewillows.org/page/community/events

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