2nd Edition

Teaching with Emotional Intelligence A step-by-step guide for Higher and Further Education professionals

By Alan Mortiboys Copyright 2012
    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    The way teachers shape and handle their own feelings and those of their learners is central to the success of learning. Now in its second edition, Teaching with Emotional Intelligence shows how to manage this influential yet neglected area of learning and teaching. This practical book looks at how lecturers and teachers can develop and use their emotional intelligence to enhance their teaching and their students’ learning.

    Taking the reader step-by-step through the learning process and looking at the relationship from the perspective of both the teacher and the learner, this book will help the reader to:

    • plan the emotional environment;
    • learn how to relate and listen to learners effectively;
    • read and respond to the feelings of individuals and groups;
    • handle and reveal their feelings as a teacher, as appropriate;
    • develop self-awareness as a teacher;
    • recognise their prejudices and preferences;
    • improve non-verbal communication;
    • plan for the physical experience of learners;
    • deal with their learners’ expectations, comments and questions.

    This book contains a number of revised activities, checklists and points for deeper reflection as well as new chapters on teaching with emotional intelligence with international students, in online learning and in working one-to-one with students. It will help all teaching professionals encourage their learners to become more engaged, creative, positive and motivated.

    Acknowledgements  Preface to the second edition  List of activities  Introduction  1. The emotionally intelligent teacher  2. How you relate to your learners  3. Planning the emotional environment  4. Planning for the physical experience of learners  5. Dealing with Your learners’ expectations  6. Acknowledging individual learners  7. Listening to Your Learners  8. Reading and responding to the feelings of individuals and groups  9. Responding to learners’ comments and questions  10. Developing self-awareness as a teacher  11. Recognizing your prejudices and preferences  12. Your nonverbal communication  13. Shaping and handling your feelings  14. Revealing your feelings to learners  15. Teaching with emotional intelligence one-to-one  16. Teaching with emotional intelligence with online learners  17. Teaching with emotional intelligence with international students  18. Continuing your development as an emotionally intelligent teacher  Conclusion and further reading   References  Index


    Alan Mortiboys has over 20 years experience working in Educational Development in Higher Education, most recently as Professor of Educational Development at Birmingham City University. He now works independently providing staff and educational development for professionals in education and healthcare.

    'The book is clearly and concisely written, easy to read, inclusive of clarifying definitions, outlines, many activities, exercises and questions. The book provides practical suggestions for planning and application to the teaching-learning exchange, and is an excellent resource for use in teacher development in individuals or groups.' - Adult Learning Magazine