This is a fun unit students do at the end of a project on emotional intelligence. That unit discusses the 4 segments of the mood meter. They are required to visually represent the different sections of the mood meter which is red, yellow, green and blue. This unit has a template with vocabulary words which students use to find visual images to add to 4 different collages.
What is the Mood Meter and why is it important? The Mood Meter is a tool for developing greater self-awareness and awareness of others, developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability of people to understand and manage their emotions. Some of the skills involved in emotional intelligence include motivation, self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy and social skills. Emotional intelligence has always been important. Many educators are wanting to help their students learn more about recognizing various emotions. Once they recognize an emotion they are having, they are in a better position to regulate those emotions if necessary. This fun activity will help students build their vocabulary about various emotions and become more aware of emotions. After completion of this lesson, students will have a much better understanding of the Mood Meter, which can be instrumental in boosting emotional intelligence.
“The emotionally intelligent person is skilled in four areas: identifying emotions, using emotions, understanding emotions, and regulating emotions.” ~ John Mayer and Peter Salovey