Empathic Intelligence In Practice, What is Empathic Intelligence?

The Fourth Key: Field Testing

In today's post, you will read about an Empathic Seminar I introduced at a school in Bronx, NY.  This is a firsthand account of the Fourth Key to Unlocking Your Empathic Intelligence: Field Testing. I further debrief this exercise in my final post. “I want to know why my students use the N-word with each other.… Continue reading The Fourth Key: Field Testing

Empathic Intelligence In Practice, Systems Thinking, What is Empathic Intelligence?

The Third Key: Systems Thinking

"The idea is to pay attention to the living world as if it were a spider’s web: when you touch one part, the whole web responds."- Robin Wall Kimmerer, Interviewed by The Sun Magazine While many of us understand intellectually that we are, of course, part of an interconnected web, the dominant approach to teaching… Continue reading The Third Key: Systems Thinking

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The Second Key: The Felt Sense

When I learned mindfulness meditation, there was a word that one of my teachers used to describe the experience of witnessing the chattering activity going on in your brain: waterfall. I loved that they had a description for that moment when you discover the endless stream - or great rushing river - of thoughts and… Continue reading The Second Key: The Felt Sense

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The First Key: Motivation & Intention

When I was a high school teacher, I was very concerned with internal motivation: I wanted my students to be internally motivated to agree to the choices I was giving them! At the time, I didn't see the irony. In fact, I saw myself as a progressive, compassionate teacher. A "cool" teacher. I placed my… Continue reading The First Key: Motivation & Intention

What is Empathic Intelligence?

Empathic Intelligence: Your Untapped Jedi Power

Image: http://www.auslanstageleft.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/roman_sermon_base.jpg When I first met Jamaal Bowman, educator, leader, and founding principal of the respected Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School in the Bronx, I was fortunate to have a long conversation with him explaining my work as a facilitator of "Expanded Knowing." Fortunate for two reasons: first, because he allowed me the… Continue reading Empathic Intelligence: Your Untapped Jedi Power

Video Resources, What is Empathic Intelligence?

The Knowing Revolution!

I am so pleased to announce my new YouTube Channel: The Knowing Revolution! The channel is designed for educators who want to bring more joy and engagement into their learning environments through empowered, expanded knowing! I will be providing instruction in expanded knowing, and interviewing people who inspire me. Check out Episode 1: Intuition and… Continue reading The Knowing Revolution!

Empathic Intelligence In Practice

Politics, Emotions and Intelligence

This afternoon, I was consoling my son who was crying after getting a jab in the eye, when I heard another parent say to their son, "there will be no crying on the playground today!" Years ago, as a freshly minted teenager in 1984, I remember the criticism voiced around dining room tables when Geraldine… Continue reading Politics, Emotions and Intelligence