using Emotional Intelligence to enhance your teaching practice

and create connective classroom climates...

Teachers as Emotional Coaches…


“I don’t teach emotions, I teach science, and I expect students to sit up and pay attention.” Thankfully, it’s not the attitude of most of us who  teach. Yet variations on that refrain, which I recall came from a Science HOD at one of my workshops some years back, gets repeated enough to cause some worry.

Whether you plan it or not, all teachers are emotional coaches. When we’re caught up in curriculum-crush, it’s easy to focus on subjects and forget people. Like leaders everywhere, teachers knowingly or unknowingly, imprint emotional patterns and model crucial social lessons in emotional literacy and self-management. [See Why EI is every Teacher’s business].

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 “Go and do Teaching with EI. I came away feeling enthused. We all need this stuff.”

Susan M. Teacher

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Connecting in Classrooms...

Nowhere is Emotional Intelligence more critical than in classrooms. Studies show EI may be ‘the missing link’ in learning and other forms of student achievement. More schools now recognise that developing emotional competencies such as empathy, resilience,  self-control, perseverance and self-motivation, are critical to preparing today’s generation to succeed in tomorrow’s future.

Emotions are the backdrop to everything that happens in your school, your classroom and your students. For them, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) leads to higher achievement, focus and improved social skills. For teachers, they increase "on task" behaviours and reduce discipline events. Teachers need to be emotionally literate because EI has a profound effect on the way we teach, the lessons we deliver, the relationships we develop and the results that we – and the people we teach - ultimately achieve. A teacher’s level of EI is by far the single most important variable in creating safe, supportive and constructive learning climates.

End your year on a positive note...

Why not join us for Connecting in Classrooms: Teaching with Emotional Intelligence in Brisbane December 5 or at The Institute of Professional Learning, Sunshine Coast University December 9. Take away tools and scaffolding to boost your SEL skills and connect better in classrooms. Course outline follows, Register on-line or CALL us on 07-4068 7591.

“A great reminder - I’m inspired. It was time well spent because our student population needs a lot of help to stop and think about feelings and responses to certain situations. It’s not easy and teachers need direction and support to assist students develop their EI. The activities were very worthwhile.” Louise E. Senior Teacher

  • Manage your emotions, lead with EI in your classroom and be a better emotional coach
  • Enhance your emotional self-awareness and be more emotionally resonant
  • Find practical ways to integrate EI scaffolding into classroom teaching
  • Raise levels of engagement and make classroom climates more joyful, respectful and emotionally supportive
  • Work on ways to integrate more social and emotional learning and leadership into classroom activities
  • Model how to handle hostility and disruptive emotions for better emotional self-management

·       Become more adept with tools for emotional coaching, enhancing teacher effectiveness, classroom management and learning climate.

“Go and do Teaching with EI. I came away feeling enthused. Bill was very welcoming and thoughtful and the tool-kit is an excellent resource.. We all need this stuff. Even though we already know a lot of it, it’s good to have it ordered, clarified and authenticated on a scientific basis.” Susan Mitchell, Teacher


Personal Mastery:

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

“Excellent, motivating, engaging and inspirational”

Kellie S, Deputy Principal


Positive PERFORMANCE Conversations




Ask us about organising an in-school PD session for 2015


Teaching with EI Course Features:  Take-away tools and ideas to apply EI in a range of classroom contexts. Comes with a comprehensive, 100-page EI at School Toolkit rich in EI learning activities for teachers and students you can use freely back in the classroom. Assess the EI learning climate of your classroom with the EI classroom inventory and develop a plan to integrate EI into classroom teaching, modelling and management practices.

Is this right for you? This clinic can benefit all teachers committed to getting better outcomes for their students and creating more socially and emotionally intelligent classrooms. It can help teachers who want to enhance their learning effectiveness, classroom management or climate, become more adept with tools for emotional coaching and cultivate happier, healthier, higher-functioning learning environments.

“I enjoyed Teaching with EI… Very practical, thought provoking and something we can all use, not just the kids! I see how to practically apply the tools and the guide is a detailed and excellent resource full of useful tools I’ve already implemented... Thanks Bill.”  Mandy C., SDE Teacher



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SPECIAL End of Year RATE – All Places $330 (GST Inc)

CALL 07-4068 7591 to Register by Nov 25

(Standard Fees $440 single; Multiple places $396 pp)

NOMINATE first, then pay on Invoice

·        Prices include GST… Discount applies to Nov 25 2014

·        Payment on invoice within 7 days and prior to attendance

·        Venue:  Watermark Hotel Brisbane; IPL Centre Sunshine Coast Uni Sippy Downs

·        Inclusions: Lunch, refreshments and comprehensive self-coaching Guide  

·        Timing: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm

Register On-lineCALL 07-4068 7591… or FAX/EMAIL completed Form




More information on our range of EI, personal mastery and mindfulness clinics on-line.  Review course outlines or find out about the full range of programs we offer in The Change Forum Course Directory. Background articles and tips on Why EI Matters and Mindfulness in Action in our collection of FactFiles and CC E-News e-zine issues available for free download at

Look forward to working with your staff to enhance EI in the classroom  – much appreciated if you would alert them to these beneficial development opportunities.  And keep in mind, all Change Forum programs can be delivered IN-School, so if dates don’t suit or you’d like to incorporate one of our many clinics into your staff development, leadership or school renewal initiatives, call me on direct on 07-4068 7591 or use our on-line enquiry form to arrange a time to discuss ways we can help.

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