EMOTIONS

Impact how a student learns

Emotional Intelligence:

  • Students manage and recognize their emotions and relationships.

Teacher Responsibilities with Emotional Intelligence:

  1. Be a mentor and bring awareness.
  2. Help with self-management.
  3. Help with empathy.
  4. Social problem solving.
  5. Self-motivation

Learning Environment:

Teachers need to create a safe and nurturing learning environment. That is very important for ALL grade levels and classes. Every student learns in their own unique way and their emotions influence how that learning is going to take place. It is important to have rules, structure, and routines in a classroom.

Educators Beware:

  • Yes, teaching state mandated ojectives are important, but it is also important to be in-tune with the needs and emotions of your students.
  • Students that feel safe and secure will most likely be confident, eager to learn, and ready for a challenge. Students that are mentally preoccupied or anxious will have lack of attention and not grasp all of the material. If students are worried about someone or a situation, the information being taught could be going in one ear and out the other.
  • Educators need to take time and learn/know their students as an individual and not just a number. A bond needs to be formed, which will encourage learning. It is important for educators to have group work or ice breakers for students to get to know each other, which will create a more calming learning environment.
  • Educators need to be the leader of conflict resolution as it was shown in the video. Ms. Bijur addressed each conflict. She made each party involved tell their side without being interrupted, emotions were kept in line and a resolution was developed. After that, the students went about their lesson.