Our Emotional Intelligence course uses examples from popular culture (including Gordon Ramsay, Brooklyn 99 and The Office) to help students understand what emotions are, where they come from, how we can recognise them, and how we can more effectively manage them.
Being a ‘people person’ is a skill we can learn like any other. Books like ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ and ‘The Charisma Myth’ have brought simple, easy to adopt strategies to the lives of millions for years, and this class does the same, in a format that’s easy for students to understand.
Meditation and mindfulness are the antidote students need to become more focused, hold attention for longer, and get back control over their time. Meditation has also been shown to be a powerful tool to fight anxiety and deal with the incredible stress students face.
We do lots of learning in school, but we rarely examine learning at a higher level - what it is, how it works and how we can become better at it. This course investigates how our brains receive, interpret and process information, helping students become better learners at school, but also in their hobbies and passions outside the classroom.
Our ‘Careers’ course is designed to achieve a few things. Firstly to give students a practical framework for helping them make decisions. Secondly, to relieve some of the pressure they feel by sharing the often meandering paths others have taken that have nevertheless lead to success. And thirdly, to start a conversation about some of the bigger questions we think need to be discussed about the world of work.
Having a strong routine is often the difference between students who can handle it all and those that can’t. Our routines and habits keep us grounded, help us manage adversity and are the foundation from which we build both personal and academic success.