It is the theory about the ability to monitor one's own and other's feelings and emotions. It was proposed by Peter Salovey at Yale.
Why is that important?
It has been influential in the emotional literacy movement, offering a framework for researchers & theorists.
There are 4 elements of emotional intelligence that you should know as a teacher:1. Perception, appraisal, and expression of emotion2. Emotional facilitation of thinking3. Understanding and analyzing emotional intelligence4. Regulation of emotion