Ignite a Culture of Learning: It's Not What We Learn, But How We Learn May 01, 2024

by Dr. Sonia Toledo

 

In the traditional classroom model, the focus has often been on imparting knowledge and building skills. However, as we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of education,...

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Unlocking the Power of Systems Thinking: A Guide for Youth Directors Apr 17, 2024

by Dr. Sonia Toledo

 

Systems Thinking is a holistic approach to problem-solving that emphasizes the interconnectedness of various components within an organization. By understanding the...

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Exploring Emotional Intelligence and Purpose at the 2024 Extra Learning Opportunities (ELO) Conference at Harrisburg PA Mar 05, 2024

Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the 2024 Extra Learning Opportunities Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and it was truly a transformative experience. Over the course of...

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Navigating the Seas of Existence: The Global Impact of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Feb 20, 2024

In the vast sea of existence, we find ourselves captains of a profound vessel - responsible for the upbringing, emotional development, academic nurturance, and overall care of the children within...

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Cultural Change: Fostering Emotional Intelligence in Responsible Leadership Feb 07, 2024

In the dynamic landscape of today's organizations, responsible leadership transcends traditional managerial roles. It encompasses the ability to shape a culture that not only encourages...

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Developing Our Own Emotional Intelligence: Nurturing the Hearts and Minds of the Next Generation Jan 24, 2024

Today marks another step in the processing of my journey, delving into the depths to identify my desires and true calling. Looking back, I did not initially recognize it as a calling; it was merely...

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Caring for Children: The Crucial Role of Emotional Intelligence in Responsible Leadership Jan 17, 2024


Caring for children goes beyond providing basic needs; it involves fostering a nurturing environment that contributes to their holistic development. In this blog, we delve into the profound...

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The Truth: Developing Emotional Intelligence in Children's Services Dec 13, 2023

In the realm of Children, Youth, and Family Services, where the well-being of the youngest members of society is at the forefront, the truth about professional development extends beyond mere...

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Harmonizing Learning: An Emotional Odyssey to Classroom Mastery Dec 06, 2023

As an educator, I often find wisdom in unexpected places. One Tuesday morning, as the clock struck 10:40, I stumbled upon a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. Little did I know, this cryptic message held...

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Elevating Your Well-Being: The Role of Emotional Intelligence Oct 25, 2023

In our fast-paced world, where the demands of daily life often seem overwhelming, it's essential to pause and reflect on the pivotal role that Emotional Intelligence plays in our well-being. Dr....

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Education and the 21st-century Marketplace Jun 30, 2021

Along with traditional core subjects such as math and science, new skills are emerging to form important 21st-century skills necessary to succeed in the modern-day marketplace. These skills include...

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Emotional Intelligence and Workplace Stress in the Afterschool Field Apr 21, 2021

Sonia Toledo DYCD Keynote speech (April 2021).

I’ve been working in youth development for a very long time. I started at SYEP back in the early...

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