"Mountain Time is a period at the beginning of the school day designed to provide connections and build relationships between teachers and students. Focus areas may include organization, social issues, stress management, fitness, reflection, and collaboration. Additionally, teachers use the IB/MYP aims and objectives along with the learner profile, which help develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people. Global contexts direct learning toward independent and shared inquiry into our common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet and help to make connections between the disciplines." Emotional intelligence will be emphasized throughout Mountain Time. "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." Here are a few of my favorite quotes about emotional intelligence. "Don't make a permanent decision for a temporary emotion." "The more socially intelligent you are, the happier and more robust and more enjoyable your relationships will be." and “...emotional intelligence accounts for 80 percent of career success."