How emotional intelligence positively impacts the power of resilience in children [Webinar]

In this webinar we were joined by Marcelle Waldman, owner and creator of FeelLinks! Marcelle joined us to discuss why emotional intelligence is so critical in the early years, and how the development of this core skill will support children in building resilience in the face of adversities. Marcelle explored the important connections between emotional intelligence and resilience, and what we as educators can do (and what we should avoid doing) to support children in developing healthy coping skills. Keep scrolling to access the recording and slides!

🎤Our Special Guest:

Marcelle Waldman – Owner and Creator of MyFeelLinks!

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband, and two children. I am a certified K-5 elementary educator, having the incredible opportunity to teach some of our youngest learners in kindergarten and preschool, and also served as preschool director. I was awarded “Best of Mercer Island” teacher of the year in 2008. I am Youth Mental Health First Aid certified, have extensive coursework in psychology, and child development. I am the owner and creator of FeelLinks; a small business strengthening children’s social-emotional connections and confidence.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes from Marcelle!

  • Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor one’s own and other’s feelings and emotions and to use this information to guide ones thinking and actions
  • Emotional intelligence encompasses self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness and relationship management
  • The three most important aspects of learning success,(attention, focus and memory) are all controlled by our emotions.
  • The most important factor to developing resilience is supportive adult-child relationships
  • Normalizing failure, struggles and big emotions will increase big emotions
  • Adults who strengthen their healthy coping skills (asking for help, breath-work, journaling..) can be better models for children of handling big emotions and improving resilience

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Maddie Hutchison

Maddie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies. Her specialty is in Children's Rights and she is currently a Customer Advocacy Specialist for HiMama!

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