December 17, 2011

First entry on An introduction to emotional intelligence

Workshop Tutor: Samantha Tarren


I feel grateful to join the introduction to emotional intelligence workshop last week since at the beginning of the workshop, I was thinking to apply this workshop for my students. However, I found lots of interesting things that I can apply for my own learning journey in Warwick and my own career in the future.

The workshop has enabled me to understand more clearly about the concepts, benefits and impacts of an emotional intelligence. Some discussions and activities such as Boston EI questionnaire and body scanning have been useful for my personal reflection. Coincidently, the reflection part has helped me to improve one of my action plan under Warwick personal development skills portfolio.


  1. Based on the Boston EI questionnaire, I need to work on my emotion management part to develop my emotional intelligence better.

  2. I am going to apply a quotation from Eleanor Roosevelt which is "No-one can make you feel inferior without your own permission". I believe that this quotation will help motivating myself better in my learning journey especially in completing an assignment.

  3. One powerful way given from the workshop how to show our uncomfortable or unhappy situation by using first person. This is going to enhance my leadership and people skills since I am the SSLC for my course.

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  1. Samantha Tarren

    Hi Maria
    I’m glad you seeemd to enjoy the EI workshop – it is important to first apply the learning and processes to yourself so that you can then successfully apply them in professional settings such as your own students.
    Re your action points, you may need to make them more specific – perhaps use SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-measured) to help: (1) which emotion do you want to learn to manage better and how might you achieve it?; (2) how can you apply what the Roosevelt quote means to you when completing your assignment, and (3) could you set yourself a target of, for example, starting 3 sentences each day beginning with ‘I’ etc and reflect on how it feels each time, what impact it has on you and others in a range of situations. I look forward to reading your follow-on blog.

    19 Dec 2011, 12:24

  2. Thanks Sam for your feedback and I’ll add more information for my each action plan within this week.


    19 Dec 2011, 12:27

  3. Samantha Tarren

    How are you getting on with your EI development, Maria?

    07 Jan 2012, 18:39

  4. Hi Sam. Hope you have an enjoyable holiday :)

    I’m getting better in managing my EI and I wrote the follow-up blog just now.


    08 Jan 2012, 18:46

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