Positive Intelligence is a concept developed by Shirzad Chamine that focuses on increasing one's "positive quotient," or PQ, which measures the number of positive thoughts and actions relative to negative ones. It aligns with the DoDEA's Blueprint in that it seeks to promote the development of well-rounded individuals with a positive outlook on life, strong emotional intelligence, and the ability to maintain a growth mindset. By improving one's PQ, individuals can become more resilient, creative, and successful, which are all outcomes that are emphasized in the DoDEA's Blueprint. This study also aligns with strategic initiative 1.2, which emphasizes support for emotional learning for students.
The book "Positive Intelligence" by Shirzad Chamine provides techniques for increasing self-awareness and developing a positive mindset. In the educational context, these techniques can be applied to help teachers and students alike in the following ways:
1. Improving mental agility: The techniques in the book can help educators and students improve their ability to think critically, solve problems, and manage stress.
2. Promoting a growth mindset: By shifting focus away from negative thoughts and towards constructive self-reflection, educators and students can develop a growth mindset and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and development.
3. Enhancing emotional intelligence: The techniques in the book can help teachers and students develop their emotional intelligence and improve their ability to manage their emotions and relationships with others.
4. Boosting resilience: By fostering positive self-talk and self-compassion, educators and students can become more resilient in the face of adversity.
Overall, "Positive Intelligence" provides practical tools and techniques for individuals to become more self-aware and cultivate a positive mindset, which can have a significant impact on their personal and professional lives, including in the classroom.
Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Educators.
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