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Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher

Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher

February 2010 | 216 pages | Corwin
William R. Powell and Ochan Powell's Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher guides teachers through the process of developing and enhancing their emotional intelligence in order to reap benefits in the classroom.

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.

About the Authors
1. What Is Emotional Intelligence and Why Is It Important in the Classroom?
2. The Inner Journey: Knowing Ourselves as Teachers
3. Continuing the Journey: Perceptions, Expectations and Attributions
4. Taming the Beast – Teacher Self-Regulation
5. What Makes Us Tick – Teacher Motivation
6. Peripheral Visions: Teacher Social Awareness
7. Orchestrating Our Relationships: Creating a Supportive Learning Environment
8. Bringing It All Together: Teachers as Emotion Coaches

"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."

Brinton W. Woodward, Jr., Director
Commission on American and International Schools Abroad

"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
National Association of Elementary School Principals

"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
International Baccalaureate Organisation

"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
Lehigh University

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword by Arthur L. Costa and Robert J. Garmston



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ISBN: 9781412979740