Teaching with Emotional Intelligence: A step-by-step guide for Higher and Further Education professionals, 2nd Edition (e-Book) book cover

Teaching with Emotional Intelligence

A step-by-step guide for Higher and Further Education professionals, 2nd Edition

By Alan Mortiboys


164 pages

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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.


'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

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Professional Development