To perform under pressure, a teacher needs to recognize and understand three key areas: managing emotions under pressure, thinking under pressure and communicate

under pressure. Why? Pressure affects and disrupts our emotions (the emotional part of our brain), our thinking (the cognitive parts of our brain) and our ability to communicate (which requires both).

Emotional Intelligence is now believed to be the greatest differentiator between being a good teacher and being a great one. Additionally, Emotional Intelligence is essential for all the relationships we have – whether with children, students, colleagues, friends, family or partners.

Course Objective

This two-day course will explore and address our own Emotional Intelligence (EI) and how we can better understand ourselves and interpret others. It will provide you with the skills to be more self-aware and choose to manage your reactions. It also gives you the skills to assess children and students emotions more effectively and deal with them successfully for enhanced performance.

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Identify the key EI skills.
  • Be aware of the history of EI and the basic physiology of the brain.
  • Learn your own triggers - what makes you react more emotionally.
  • Learn your positive triggers too – what motivates you.
  • Understand how your emotions alter under stress.
  • Develop your rapport with children and students.
  • Be able to read non-verbal language more effectively.
  • Be more cognizant of children and students motivations and styles and learn to appreciate difference.
  • Be able to manage and work with students more effectively by understanding and respecting their emotions.
  • Be more adaptable to how others think and what different perspectives they have.
  • Use a conversation model to promote more emotionally effective conversations.
  • Learning basic coaching skills to better understand students and their goals and needs.

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