Developing Multiple Intelligences to Create Civic-Minded Students

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Published in 2003, this book suggests that combining emotional intelligence (EQ) with academic intelligence (IQ) is essential for developing knowledgeable, caring, healthy, and successful students in today’s world. It also suggests that social-emotional learning (SEL) skills enable students to master content, and create a classroom atmosphere of civic-minded students with lifelong problem solving skills.

Educators can make use of this book to understand why schools must address EQ and IQ to be successful, creating learning communities by enhancing schools’ SEL and EQ with examples from practice, and implementation guidelines.

Elias, M. J., Arnold, H., Hussey, C.S. (2003). EQ + IQ = Best leadership practices for caring and successful schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.