Teaching with Emotional Intelligence (1 day)


This interactive session invites participants to become critically aware and, through group work and feedback, explore and understand their teaching roles within the context of Emotional Intelligence.

All participants will receive a hand-out, which will give them some knowledge around the theory behind Emotional Intelligence, as the focus in the session itself will be on practice. There will be lots of time for individual reflection; and sharing of ideas and practical solutions in small and large groups.  There will be practical exercises where you will explore the concept of mindfulness (‘being present’); develop and demonstrate your use of empathy; and practice some active listening skills.

At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Discover simple strategies to encourage and support emotional intelligence in your planning, teaching and learning; and, through being self-aware, find ways to improve exchanges with your students.
  • Do this through developing and demonstrating empathy, whilst respecting and valuing our own style of communication, and the style of your students.
  • Communicate with students in way that encourages them to be self-directed in their learning, whilst still maintaining your support and challenge for them.
  • Get the most out of planning your teaching by understanding the challenges and opportunities that exist for learners. Within this context, you will explore cross cultural communication, identifying your own preferences; and stretching those preferences so that you can relate to other styles more easily.
  • Handle difficult situations through the use confident, authentic and inclusive communication.
  • Be you, in your teaching; so that you are able to sustain the motivation and the energy that is required for this demanding role.


Past participants say …

Best bit – recognising EI in my teaching and how to introduce more.

Light bulb moments when I realised reasons for current practice and potential solutions.

What was most beneficial to me was the importance of giving myself space and silence in my teaching.

Everything was highly relevant.  A good mix between Theory and Practice.

It provided safe opportunities to think outside the box.

This course has made IMPACT!  I feel empowered to improve my teaching practice.

Good to learn from others’ experiences.  It made me realise I’m better at my job than I thought!

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