“I found myself saying ‘Amen!’ continuously as point after point was right on target with my experience and perspective. The authors present and thoroughly discuss such vital teacher attributes as empathy, humor, relationships, reflection, self-discovery, self-awareness, and motivation. This book would be an excellent focus for a faculty on professional development days.”
What kind of teacher are YOU?
Are you an emotionally intelligent teacher who engages your students in learning? Because teaching behaviors and personalities can affect student achievement, teachers who develop their emotional awareness and interpersonal skills are better able to manage their classrooms and promote student success.
Based on Daniel Goleman's five components of emotional intelligence, this guide shows how self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social awareness, and relationship management can help teachers increase their effectiveness in the classroom. The authors provide research, case studies, and essential tools that help teachers:
Understand how their conscious and unconscious behaviors affect the learning environment; Refine their verbal and nonverbal communication skills; Manage their feelings and frustrations; Interpret student behaviors, developing insight into how students perceive teachers; Hone their presentation skills
Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher includes practical activities and exercises that are perfect for enhancing your emotional intelligence independently or as part of a professional development opportunity.
- Chapter 1: Emotional Intelligence: What it is and Why it is So Important in the Classroom
- Chapter 2: The Inner Journey: Knowing Ourselves as Teachers
- Chapter 3: Continuing the Journey Into Self: Perceptions, Expectations, and Attributions
- Chapter 4: Taming the Beast: Teacher Self-Management
- Chapter 5: What Makes Us Tick: Teacher Motivation
- Chapter 6: Peripheral Vision: Teacher Social Awareness
- Chapter 7: Orchestrating Our Relationships: Creating a Supportive Learning Environment
- Chapter 8: Bringing It All Together: Teachers as Emotion Coaches