Based on the premise that emotional intelligence can be taught and that emotionally intelligent teachers support highly effective and efficient student learning, this book provides teachers with the essential research, case studies, and practical tools for strengthening their emotional intelligence skill set.
Using Daniel Goleman's five components of emotional intelligence as a framework-self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social awareness, and relationship management-the book highlights the particular significance that each of these components holds for teachers and, ultimately, for student success in the classroom.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 14 mm
"Bill and Ochan Powell start from the double premise that teachers with strong emotional intelligence are able to help students learn in a more effective and efficient manner, and, perhaps more important, that emotional intelligence is not simply something that one is born with, but rather something that can be developed. The Powells take us on a wonderful journey that combines the theory of emotional intelligence with illustrations and vignettes that make the theory readily understandable in the context of the school and the classroom. This is all tied together with practical activities and exercises that teachers and professional development specialists can use to enhance the emotional intelligence of teachers." -- Vincent L. Ferrandino, Former Executive Director
"Bill and Ochan Powell's book goes some considerable way to explaining the 'you've either got it or you haven't' part of teaching, and will help teachers and school leaders identify why some teachers struggle to be effective in the classroom and, most important, how they can help themselves and be helped. It explains how and why relationships are at the core of what it means to be an adult and what it means to be a teacher, and how all teachers can develop stronger, more positive relationships that will result in better learning for students." -- Judith Fabian, Chief Academic Officer
"The authors bring together the importance and impact of the teacher's emotional intelligence upon the learner. This book provides clarity to the complex connectivity between emotions and cognition. With great care and sensitivity, Powell and Kusuma-Powell describe and outline the coordinated effort needed by school personnel to provide a series of activities and exercises for teachers in the area of emotional intelligences. A must-read for school administrators and teachers." -- Daphne Pappas Hobson, Director of International Programs