MENSA IQ test scores that are indicative of a child’s capability to understand and learn advanced concepts are what we call “genius”. However, being a genius is just half of the equation.
In the UK, an 11-year-old boy made headlines when he scored 162, out scoring the late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, and even Albert Einstein.
Ideally, a high Intelligence Quotient (IQ) needs to be complemented with Emotional Intelligence, also known as Emotional Quotient (EQ). EQ, in a nutshell, is a person’s ability to recognize their emotions, whether of others or their own, and how it affects themselves and others.
Individuals with high EQ are more empathetic and better at regulating their behavior, skills that are useful in daily social interactions. They can also be used to improve critical thinking, systems thinking/learning, and public engagement skills.
At Montessori De San Juan school (MDS), EQ-centric short courses are being offered such as personality development, etiquette, problem solving and decision making, and communications to students. Professionals and those who need more focused instruction, can avail of courses on business writing, effective presentations, and basic leadership to enhance their EQ and systems thinking knowledge.
“Academically speaking, the ability to retain and apply information can be tested and tracked through schoolwork, but grades are only one aspect of a student’s development,” noted Sandy Arellano, principal of MDS holding a Masters Degree in Education and is passionate about integrated learning. “Students need real-life social skills that are adaptable and constructive, and will allow them to use their knowledge in a big-picture manner to benefit others,” she added.
For more information on the EQ and Systems Learning courses in Montessori De San Juan, you may contact 725-6306 or 239-1102, or visit http://montessoridesanjuan.com.ph
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