Teachers need non-blaming, non-evaluative, utterly confidential support in making sense of the emotions and relationships in their classrooms.
Teaching is a highly emotional enterprise. Aside from the joy, triumph, and amazement a teacher can feel, quite often there are negative emotions: anger, frustration, anxiety, disappointment, hurt, confusion, even hatred.
Contrary to what many educators might think, attending to these emotions can make a big difference in their teaching and in their students’ learning. That is, the emotions teachers feel in and about the classroom and the relationships they engage in with their students and others are vital sources of data that teachers can use to improve their teaching.
If you’re an educator — a teacher, administrator, parent, tutor — you deserve support in making sense of emotional and relational data. Teaching through Emotions offers four types of support:
Of course, I am available to consult on any emotional and relational issue you or your school faces, such as
- student and/or teacher mental illness
- resistance to implementing new teaching or administrative initiatives
- supervision of student support personnel
- support for teachers on probation
- intervention with dysfunctional teams
And I happily give formal and informal talks and presentations on any aspect of Teaching through Emotions — and there are many! Contact me to investigate possibilities for introducing this work to your faculty or administrative team.