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Hello! My name is Jonathan Coy, from HeadteacherChat™. I am delighted to have read The Emotionally Intelligent Teacher by Niomi Clyde-Roberts, and I thought you would be interested to know what I discovered! Read the full review below….

Have you ever thought that office politics were keeping you from getting the job done?

Ever found yourself speechless during a challenging chat with a coworker?

In order to improve teaching, improve wellbeing, and prevent power struggles in schools, The Emotionally Intelligent Teacher is a unique manual for helping schools become more Emotionally Intelligent.

Niomi Clyde Roberts illustrates how empathy and effective communication can help every teacher and leader feel inspired, fulfilled, and valued using empirical research and real-world experiences. Niomi thinks emotional intelligence in education is the key to increased productivity and excellent teaching, benefiting both staff and students. This includes understanding when to say no and responding to negativity, as well as working well as a team and letting every member know they are valued.

The book is broken down into 6 Sections, Emotional Intelligence and its place in education, Empathy, Communication, Toolbox, Autonomy and Leadership. Each section gives clear examples of how to improve school’s wellbeing.

Quotes of the book

  • "Emotional intelligence is the foundation of successful teaching and learning."
  • "Emotions are an integral part of teaching and learning, and it is important that we recognize and manage them effectively."
  • "By developing our own emotional intelligence, we can create a positive and supportive learning environment that fosters student engagement and success."
  • "Emotional intelligence is not about being perfect, but about being aware of our emotions and how they impact ourselves and others."
  • "Effective teachers are able to recognize and respond to the emotional needs of their students, which helps to create a positive and inclusive learning environment."
  • "Self-reflection and self-awareness are essential skills for emotionally intelligent teachers, as they allow us to better understand ourselves and our impact on our students."
  • "Emotional intelligence is not a fixed trait, but something that can be developed and improved upon."
  • "By developing our emotional intelligence, we can better manage our own emotions and create a more positive and supportive learning environment for our students."
  • "The key to successful teaching is building positive relationships with our students, and emotional intelligence is an essential component of this process."
  • "Emotional intelligence is the foundation of successful teaching and learning, and is essential for creating positive and supportive learning environments that foster student engagement and success."

What HeadteacherChat thought of ‘The Emotionally Intelligent Teacher’

Niomi believes that emotional intelligence should be infused into every vein of a school community, recognising that even the tiniest of remarks can have a significant influence.

The book delves into empathy, communication, and the role of emotional intelligence in the classroom. Self-awareness, self-regulation, social skills, motivation, and empathy are all examined as aspects of emotional intelligence.

Each chapter is only a few pages long, yet it's jam-packed with tales, advice, and methods for becoming an emotionally savvy educator.

“This is a fantastic book for school leaders who want to learn more about emotional intelligence and how to improve it. Furthermore, the book provides an excellent beginning point for ensuring that the skills learned may be used in a school setting.”

Jonathan Coy HeadteacherChat™ July2022