Course Syllabus and Assignments
Credit Hours: 3 Semester credits Grade Type: Letter Grade
Course Readings: Social Intelligence: New Science of Human Relationships by Daniel
Goleman. 2007. New York : Bantum Books. 336 Pages.
This course explores the area of social intelligence as it applies to human relations and the classroom. Educators will learn about and be able to take the theories of SI and put them into practice in the elementary, middle school, and high school environments. Teachers will develop several SI instructional strategies for classroom environments and management. Educator understanding, counseling, and other applications of SI theory are presented. Various appendixes are available for examination for teacher applications in schools settings.
The 45 contact hours of time include reading the course book and writing chapter reviews and reflections for each chapter in the book. Educators find a research article on the course topic and then write an article review. Later in the course, they pull all the coursework together and write a classroom application essay. As an alternative, they may develop a classroom activity, a unit or lesson plan utilizing course concepts as applied to teaching and school environments.
Course Learning Outcomes & Objectives:
1. Educators will review the way humans are wired to connect with others in a natural
WiFi system and instinct for altruism that defines social intelligence.
2. Teachers may explore self awareness as it relates to social intelligence in a variety
of settings and why genes are not destiny in developing SI skills.
3. Students will be presented with the need for a secure base and to develop personal set points for happiness that facilitate positive webs of attachment.
4. Teachers are exposed o how the mind and medicine are interrelated and how
to manage the heart regarding trauma and emotional relearning.
5. Educators will examine how biology, stress and the lack of social connectedness
can affect how we utilize social intelligence techniques in school environments.
Chapter Review/Reflections: Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.
Part 1. Wired to Connect:
1. Emotional Economy 2. The Recipe for Rapport
3. Natural WiFi 4. An Instinct for Altruism
5. The Neuroanatomy of a Kiss 6. What is Social Intelligence?
Part II. Broken Bonds
7. You and It. 8. The Dark Triad
9. Mind blind
Part III 10.Genes Are not Destiny 11. A Secure Base
12. The Set Point of Happiness
Part IV 1 13. Webs of Attachment 14. Desire: His and Hers
15. The Biology of Compassion
Part V 16. Stress is Social
17. Biological Allies 18. A People Prescription
Part VI Social Consequences 19. Sweet Spot
20. The Connectedness Corrective 21. From Them to Us
Epilogue: What Really Matters
After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book Social Intelligence: New Science of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman, to your specific classroom context. Compose your writings on areas of interest that are relevant to your teaching discipline or professional experience. This will enhance your capacity to apply the new concepts learned in this course. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and related assignments on how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice.
Assignments include: 1. Book readings 2. Chapter reviews 3. Research article review 4. project or activity 5.Final application essay (APA or MA writing style format.)
Email Assignments: info@TeacherRecertification.com instructor Joseph C’de Baca 727-258-7233
Mail registration: Teachers Learning Center 11246 68th Avenue. Seminole, FL 33772
|Chapter Reviews & Reflections||30%||90 – 100 = A|
|Research Article Review||20%||80 - 89 = B|
|Project or Activity||30%||70 – 79 = C|
|Application Essay||20%||0 – 69 = D – F|
|Letter Grade||%||Possible Points Points Earned|
|Re-Write Assignments||Based on Rubric Score|
Course Assignments and Rubric with Video Assignment:
|Chapter Reviews||Basic (50 pts.)||Proficient (60 pts.)||Advanced (70 pts.)|
|Read the book and write chapter reviews and reflections for each chapter.Write 3 to 6 paragraphs summarizing the ideas, knowledge, and information that you thought was significant from each chapter.
Consider reflecting on a paragraph or a concept that was enlightening and applicable to teaching.
Address or apply any state, district, or national academic standards.
Expanded bullet points of main issues are also acceptable.
Include your personal
experiences, ideas, and critical analysis.
|Writes a basic narrative of the chapters’ contents.Includes major points expressed by the author.
Includes at least one citation or example.
|Writes a general narrative of the chapters’ contents with limited personal reflection.Expresses major points of each chapter.
Writing includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Includes several citations or examples.
|Writes a complete narrative of the main points of each chapter.Writes personal reflections that include the student’s experiences with these issues as they relate to their personal classroom experience.
Expresses major points of each chapter and provides in-depth elaboration.
Includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Includes critical analysis of the course’s positive and/or limiting content and offers solutions as they apply to instructional applications in classrooms and schools.
Academic Standards: Academic standards that apply to this course will vary from state to state. Visit your district or state educational websites for academic standards that may apply to specific courses or subject areas and apply them as needed.
Research Article Review Rubric Assignment:
|Article Review||Basic (10 pts)||Proficient (15 pts)||Advanced (20 pts)|
|Research course topic and locate a relevant article that relates to the course content.Write an article review and personal reflection connecting article with the course content and school environment.
(3 to 6 pages)
*Include a copy of the article utilized in this assignment.
|Writes review of article with basic citation information and briefly shows connection between course and article content.||Writes review of article with a few references of information.Some critical analysis and solutions.
Explores the connection between course and article content, showing full understanding of both interrelationship for teaching considerations.
|Writes review of article with several informative references and thoroughly demonstrates the connection between article and course content.Reflection incorporates abstract and critical analysis and alternatives or solutions.
Personal experiences and perspectives are included.
Review applies information learned to potential classroom situations.
Required Lesson/Unit Plan or Activity Rubric
|Activity Lesson/Unit Plans||Basic (10 pts.)||Proficient (20 pts.)||Advanced (30 pts.)|
|Write a unit or lesson plan, project or activities that demonstrate the course concepts in a school classroom or instructional environment.(3 to 6 pages)
Other activities include: staff development,
state academic standards, parent outreach, department or committee work, curriculum development, presentations, and school events.
|Creates a minimal activity and lesson plan that briefly demonstrates a simple application of a course concept or strategy that can be utilized in classrooms for instructional and/or evaluative applications.||Creates a general activity and lesson plan or unit plan that demonstrates two or more course applications of the various topics or concepts.Includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Contains a variety of teaching or learning styles and concrete or abstract practical applications of a concept from the course
|Creates a detailed activity and lesson plan or unit plan that includes a variety of teaching and learning styles.Contains concrete and abstract activities for practical classroom applications of several concepts from the course content.
Addresses any state, district, or national academic standards in the activity.
Creates a lesson plan or activity that helps students utilize course content to apply the knowledge or skills to school curriculum for their affective needs and improving academic achievement.
Final-Application Essay Rubric Assignment
|Final-Application Essay||Basic (10 pts.)||Proficient (20 pts.)||Advanced (30 pts.)|
|Write an essay(3 to 6 pages ) combining all the course content or assignments and show how they can be applied to teaching students, schools settings and staff and personal development.||Writes an essay addressing how the course content can be applied to classroom instruction, student achievement, and the overall school environment.||Writes an essay with one or two examples of how various course concepts can be developed and implemented in the classroom and school environments.Writing addresses any state, district, or national academic standards.
Addresses instructional methods, teaching strategies and effective lessons as well as students’ affective needs and academic achievement.
|Writes a thorough essay with multiple examples of how various course concepts can be developed and implemented in classroom and schools.Includes student’s personal and experiential reflections and any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Writing has critical analysis of the course’s positive and/or limiting content and offers solutions as they apply to instructional applications in classrooms and schools.
Addresses instructional methods, teaching strategies and effective lessons as well as the affective needs of students along with academic achievement.
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Joseph C’de Baca with any questions.
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