Guest Post: Emotional Intelligence and Teaching

This week’s post is from the Social Work Department’s Myke Selha. Please note the professional development opportunities referenced at the end of this post, and consider participating in either one (or both!)

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is one of those concepts, like The Theory of Relativity and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, that are more complex than just a literal reading of the name. Some people equate EQ with empathy. While empathy is certainly a skill of EQ, it is only one tool in the toolbox. Continue reading “Guest Post: Emotional Intelligence and Teaching”

Student Motivation and Learning

As we near midterm season, and the wildly-fluctuating attendance patterns that go with it, student motivation becomes more and more of a salient issue for us—in particular, how our students’ motivation levels ebb and flow throughout a given semester, and ways in which we might successfully improve motivation for our students in and out of class. Continue reading “Student Motivation and Learning”