EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROLE OF THE TEACHER By Dr. Pardeep Singh Dehal[1] and Rajesh Kumar Sharma[2]

 

The rules for success are changing. We are being judged by new yardsticks; not just by how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also by how well we handle ourselves and others. At the same time it is important to acknowledge that intelligence and its academic attributes play a large role in person’s success. This should not be ignored. However it has time and again been found that there is a something, which makes a less intelligent person successful and hinders a well qualified person from making it to top. And this is emotional intelligence. The need for emotional intelligence has become crucial in today’s world, be it on campus, at home or at work. The need to maintain your presence of mind during difficult situations at work and not lose your cool, are attributes which employers appreciate. We need to learn to channelize our emotions such as anger and competitiveness in a positive manner. Emotions which are said to be the springs of life time actions occupy a special field of study for a student of education and psychology and bear special significance for a teacher. The theme of this article is to learn to be aware of all your emotions, to exercise control over your emotions and learn to use them appropriately as a teacher.

[1] Assistant Professor, Department of Education, ICDEOL, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-5

[2] Assistant Professor, Department of Education, ICDEOL, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-5