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    An American school with an international community in Houston.

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    Fostering a love of learning.

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    Building confidence, teamwork, and wellness

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Mental Health

Below are a few resources on mental wellness to help you cope effectively with stress, develop emotional intelligence, strengthen resiliency skills, and engage in creative problem-solving.

Stress Management

Emotional Intelligence

  • What is Emotional Intelligence? (Psychology). Read about the definition, history, and measures of emotional intelligence.
  • Quiz Yourself: Do You Lead with Emotional Intelligence?(Harvard Business Review). Gain a deeper understanding of your own emotional intelligence skillset by engaging with this quiz.
  • Critical Thinking and Emotional Intelligence (The Foundation for Critical Thinking). An excellent article that explores whether emotions can be labelled as "intelligent" and whether there is such a thing as emotional intelligence.
  • Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School (LifeHacker). Learn about self-awareness, self-management, motivation, empathy, and social skills. At Village, we discuss and practice all of these in our stress management classes!
  • Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? (NYTimes). How exactly do you calm down when you're feeling anxious? Where do you learn the skills to manage your feelings?

Resilience

Creative Problem-solving

  • Creative Approaches to Problem Solving (Sage Pub). A longer chapter on defining creativity and relating it to problem solving.
  • How to Be a Creative Problem Solver (WSJ). Creativity doesn't have to mean painting a great canvas. Learn how to generate good ideas, or ways to improve a current system.
  • Idea Generation: What is Creative Problem Solving?  (Entrepreneurial Insights). This article discusses creative problem solving (CPS), as well as gives stages and models of CPS.
  • 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking (Teach Thought). Education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. These games promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment -- and provide a fun reprieve from routine!
  • Teaching Creativity and Inventive Problem Solving in Science(DeHaan). DeHaan, who studied the electrophysiology of heartbeats and who founded the Emory Center for Ethics, explores the relationship between creativity and higher-order cognitive skills, reviews assessment methods, and describes several instructional strategies for enhancing creative problem solving in the college classroom. Very relevant for Village as a rigorous high school!