Here at The Ripple Effect, we believe that Emotional Intelligence, as well as Social and Emotional Learning, can help both adults and children, by improving:
- the teachers’ and educators’ well-being, success, and experience in the workplace
- the parents’ and guardians’ well-being, effectiveness, and relationship with their children
- the children’s well-being, development, and academic success.
Research shows that adults who develop their Emotional Intelligence through building self-awareness and self-management skills, have less chances of showing symptoms of depression and experiencing internal suffering or burnout, have increased job and life satisfaction, and are better able to form healthy relationships.
Teachers who develop their Emotional Intelligence also have a positive impact on their students’ academic achievements and personal development. Emotions are contagious; and every interaction adults have with children shapes the latter’s personality, and can therefore take them a step closer to becoming emotionally intelligent adults themselves.
We believe in the democratization of Emotional Intelligence, and the ripple effect this can have on the current society at large and future generations all over the world. Building Emotional Intelligence can help end the vicious cycles of trauma, poverty, and violence that war-torn and poverty-stricken countries often face, by significantly impacting their development.
Our mission is to support all stakeholders involved in child and youth development in building their Emotional Intelligence, so that they can, in turn, create the best conditions for children or students to thrive. They will consequently be able to generate the most efficient, sustainable, and positive ripple effect for the future of their communities.
For these reasons, we facilitate the development of:
- Teachers, educators, parents, and guardians all over the world, including those who live or operate in crisis contexts
- Organizations involved in child and youth welfare and education, including but not limited to national and international nonprofit organizations
The Ripple Effect Community is an international network of parents, guardians, educators, and other stakeholders involved in child and youth development, who are interested in building their own Emotional Intelligence as well as the next generation’s. It is a community of support aimed at helping its members to ultimately create the best conditions for children or students to thrive.
If you wish to take part in our vision, follow us on social media. Read our daily posts on Emotional Intelligence, Social and Emotional Learning, and the work international organizations are currently doing.
We invite parents, guardians, and educators all over the world (including those who work in crisis contexts), as well as organizations (including but not limited to national and international nonprofit organizations) involved in child and youth welfare and education to join in the conversation on EI and SEL on our social media accounts. Contact us if you wish to share your own work, needs, ideas, or any other EI-related content with our network.
The Ripple Effect Community is intended for its members to support each other in any way, shape, or form possible.
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