Emotional Intelligence

21st Century Skills

Emotional Intelligence

Apr 17, 2012

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Doubling down on metacognating kindergarteners, the NYT reports on the Blue School, a downtown Manhattan private that incorporates neuroscience research in their curriculum. Founded by the members of the Blue Man Group in 2006, the school initially set out to "'re-imagine education in a changing world.'" Students are actively encouraged to reflect on their thoughts and emotions as they learn, with a higher focus on the process of learning instead acquisition of content. This isn't some pseudoscience. Board members include Mr. David Rock, founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute, and the staff includes a director of curriculum documentation and research. With the emphasis on process over content, the Blue School still can't avoid the high-stakes assessment buzz -- starting this year, 3rd graders will take the E.R.B.

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