Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom

Creative Learning Strategies for 11-18 Year Olds

By: Michael Brearley


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Size: 297mm x 210mm
Pages : 120
ISBN : 9781899836659
Format: Paperback
Published: November 2000

This teaching resource aptly demonstrates how pupils can approach their work, and their future, with confidence, ambition, optimism and integrity. Providing practical strategies for integrating Emotional Intelligence across the curriculum, Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom reveals the power of emotion in learning. It explains the fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Emotional Quotient (EQ) and presents original research on the impact of EI on learning

A thoroughly practical work, containing numerous reproducible resources for the classroom teacher.

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Michael Brearley

Former headmaster Michael Brearley was widely experienced in secondary education, and had a long-standing interest in engaging students more fully in their learning. His applied research at the University of East Anglia focused on teacher behaviour and how it impacted on students' learning; he also examined the role of mediation and the work of Carl Rogers. Michael's later research into emotional intelligence explored its practical application in the education and business sectors, particularly its effect upon performance as a teacher and leader.


  1. Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom by Michael Brearley provides a clear account of some practical strategies for integrating emotional intelligence across the school curriculum. A major strength of the book is the way in which it links affective and cognitive learning, demonstrating ways in which emotional factors underline learning in general, and are central to the teaching of thinking skills and accelerated learning. It draws on the work of theorists such as Maslow, Porter and Gardner, showing how ideas can be put to work by teachers in helping them understand how people learn and plan more effective learning. This book explores techniques for self review of the 'habits, attitudes, beliefs and emotions of success', including several useful self completion inventories. It is full of useful ideas and is a treasure house for teachers and lecturers trying to teach about emotional intelligence in ways which practitioners will find relevant to their pressing concerns in the classroom.
  2. Michael Brearley has provided a succinct and readable summary of what Emotional Intelligence can offer to the learning repertoire of children. In a clear and accessible style the book draws on the theory of emotional and multiple intelligence and pins this down into a series of structured activities for classrooms. This book is a must for those who are serious about a multi-layered approach to learning.

    • A book on excellence

    • A book on truth

    • Acknowledgement of different stages and phases of life

    • To support every teachers in the classroom, adult learner or parent

    • Will enhance confidence of practitioners

    • Well written, drawing on various ideas and a lot of practical ideas that can be used in schools or at home

    • Some empowering quotations

    An excellent resource for schools and LEA

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