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The Value of Emotion in Higher Education | CHE | Faculty Focus

This article, book and video validate the way I teach…

“People who go into academe tend to gravitate toward the life of the mind, not the heart. So it’s no mystery that most teaching strategies tend to stick to the safe and rational terrain of the intellect. But what pedagogical advantages do instructors lose when they avoid emotions in the classroom? For me, learning has always had, at its core, an affective component — coming to a better understanding of something just feels emotionally satisfying. And so I’ve been interested to see some recent writing on the subject”. 

“Being emotionally authentic with yourself and with your students can also go a long way toward a more mindful, present classroom.” – Sarah Rose Cavanagh

 

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