What makes a brilliant teacher? Empathy and emotional intelligence are the keys

While watching a brilliant teacher in action, you too may have wondered: “What is it that makes them excellent?”…  

 

Empathy and emotional intelligence are the keys to what our blogger calls “the T Factor”…

 

 Emotional intelligence and empathy are two huge features of a T factor teacher’s practice. Knowing how, when, and what to say in order to bring about conditions in which educational attachment flourishes, is an incredibly subtle yet powerful tool. I believe that these skills can be somewhat coached and taught; although it is clear that some individuals have a natural propensity towards innately interacting in an emotionally intelligent manner, without coaching or training…

 

The T Factor approach to education via empathetic and emotionally intelligent interactions helps us recognise and appeal to the humanity in people; educating them from the inside out, and not the outside in.

 

by Adam Lopez