ABMP Instructors on the Front Lines Workshops

IFL 2010: "Building Emotional Intelligence in Massage Students"—Information and Resources

An instructor at an IFL workshop reviews teaching resources that ABMP makes available to massage schools.
An instructor at an IFL workshop reviews teaching resources that ABMP
makes available to massage schools.
Instructors on the Front Lines in Baltimore, Maryland.
Instructors on the Front Lines in Baltimore, Maryland
ABMP Education Facilitator Kristin Coverly takes comments from the floor at a workshop.
ABMP Education Facilitator Kristin Coverly takes
comments from the floor at a workshop.

The Instructors on the Front Lines workshop in 2010 discussed practical methods for working with the generational differences in learners and building emotional intelligence in students. These webinars and handouts below provide highlights from the live IFL workshop for those instructors who could not attend or who want a refresher. Contact your ABMP school liaison to find out about other resources ABMP makes available to massage program instructors.

> Highlights from the 2010 IFL Webinar: "Gen What? Teaching the Generations".

Do you ever look out at the students in your classroom and wonder, "Why are they acting this way?" Chances are you have multiple generations at play in your classroom, all with distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits, and motivations. For example, the youngest, and potentially the most challenging students come from Generation Y (1981-2000), a group that could comprise two-thirds of your current student population. Learn to understand and appreciate each generation's strengths and weaknesses, and develop effective teaching methods to motivate and communicate with each group.

Download Handouts for this Webinar
> Teaching the Generations

> Highlights from the 2010 IFL Webinar: "Building Emotional Intelligence in Massage Students"

This webinar explains the use of emotional intelligence building as a way to enhance learning environments and interact with students effectively, whether they are baby boomers or members of Generation Y. Emotional intelligence skills are very important to the professional massage therapist and can be a critical component of success. By taking time to develop these skills through classroom activities, all students, no matter their generation, can benefit.

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> ABMP Approach to the Work Self-Evaluation
> Are We Progressing?
> Building Emotional Intelligence
> Guidelines for Giving and Receiving Feedback in Massage Therapy Classrooms
> Massage Educator, 2009, Issue 3
> Positive Affirmations