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Teachers emotionally

intelligent

Objective: To share with the teachers


valuable knowledge and experiences in
order for them to obtain social-emotional
skills that would help them feel, express,
regulate and socialize their emotions in and
asertive way, making this possible a better
connection between teachers and students.

Why should teachers be


emotionally intelligent?

2 Reasons

Classrooms are the social-emotional adult


learning model of most impact for the students

Investigations are demonstrating that some


adequate levels of emotional intelligence help
teachers to face with more success daily setbacks
and work stress

What is Emotional
Intelligence?

It is the ability to take


conscious of our own
emotions and others people
and to be able to regulate
them

In order students learn and


develop emotional and affective
abilities related with the intelligent
use of their emotions, they need
of an emotional educator.

Almost in an invisible way the teaching practice implies activities


like:
The affective stimulation and the regulated expression of both
positive and negative feelings
The creation of spaces that develop the social and emotional
capacities and the solution of interpersonal conflicts
The exposure to experiences that can be solved through
emotional strategies
The teaching of empathic abilities
In other words, the teacher teaches students to prevent violent
behaviors inside and outside of the classroom.

1. Emotional awareness
2. Emotional expression
3. Emotional Selfregulation
4. Emotional
Socialization

The model of emotional intelligence by


Mayer and Salovey proposes a number of
basic skills such as perception ,
assimilation , understanding and emotional
regulation (Mayer and Salovey , 1997).

Emotional intelligence as a
protective factor of the
teachers stress
The ability to reason about our emotions, perceive and understand,
as intrinsic ability of human beings involves, ultimately, the
development of emotional regulation processes that would help to
moderate and prevent the negative effects of teacher stress to
which teachers are daily exposed.

Society demands Professor a mayor technical training,


specialization not only in content but also in teaching
methodology, in the psychological knowledge of students,
teaching civic and moral values, etc.

It is a raw reality that teachers now at days


experience in an increasing way a variety of
symptoms and disorders related with the anxiety,
anger, depression and the well known burnout
syndrom.

The various existing sources of stress are


degrading the original expectation . The working
conditions , lack of resources compared to the
high demands required , the different time
pressures
become
obstacles
,
often
insurmountable , they can sink the Initial
enthusiasm of teachers and lead to the
emergence of job stress, various symptoms
anxious or depressive disorders and mental and
physical health resulting in some cases ,
absenteeism, low labor or abandonment of the
institution.

There are 3 groups of factors that cause the


burnout syndrom: 1) factors that are in the
organizational and social context ( e.g , work
overload, time pressures, resource scarcity,... 2)
linked to the educational relationship (e.g, poor
discipline, student motivation and a
lack of
understanding on the part of colleagues ) ; and 3)
personal and individual factors related to inherent
teaching variables that influence on stress
vulnerability

Being emotionally intelligent decrease the


psychological strain that involves all such daily
problems and facilitate our task in the classroom
and even will bring us back to enjoy a task as
fascinating as it is to teach others.

The emotional awarenes of the teachers is a


fundamental aspect in the teaching and learning process
and the develop of this competences in the students
because the teachers become a model through wich the
students learn to reason, express and regulate all those
little incidents and frustrations that happen during the
long process of learning in the classroom