It isn’t enough to have a high IQ score or be an academic scholar; a truly successful individual needs to also be emotionally intelligent. I have used the following three models for more than a decade, and I believe parents and teacher should be talking about and modeling these concepts to increase the chances gifted children will think and act in intelligent ways.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) – by Daniel Goleman (http://www.danielgoleman.info/topics/emotional-intelligence/)
Self-Awareness (The “Keystone” of Emotional Intelligence)
The Habits of Mind - by Bena Kallik and Art Costa (http://www.instituteforhabitsofmind.com/) Costa and Kallik say these Habits of Mind aid students in school and adults in everyday life as they are challenged by problems, dilemmas, paradoxes, and enigmas for which the solutions are not immediately apparent. Drawing on the Habits of Mind means knowing how to behave intelligently when you don't know the answers. It means not only having information, but also knowing how to act on it.
The Pyramid of Success – by Coach John Wooden (http://www.coachwooden.com/)
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