An easy way to begin thinking about classroom emotions and relationships is to form a group to read my book The Feeling of Teaching: Using Emotions and Relationships to Transform the Classroom.  Meeting weekly or bi-weekly to discuss the book chapter by chapter gives teachers time to digest the concepts both privately and with the help of others. It also allows teachers to play with the concepts by applying them as they wish to actual or hypothetical classroom experiences.

The difference between a study group and a Teacher Support Group is that, in a study group, teachers talk about the concepts. In a Teacher Support Group, teachers use the concepts to solve specific and pressing problems.

Here’s a Study Guide for those teachers who wish to read The Feeling of Teaching together. I’d love to hear how your study goes!