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Why teachers need Emotional Intelligence training

Handling and managing students’ emotions is a big part of a teacher’s job, and if done incorrectly can be emotionally and physically draining – affecting the teacher’s health and stress levels.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can help teachers to create a calmer class environment, model healthy emotions and behaviours and inspire students to achieve higher. The teacher is able to connect emotionally with their students and know how best to teach and deliver lessons.

Developing emotional intelligence skills for the classroom can boost your teachers’ motivation levels, self-confidence, goal achievement abilities, and ultimately their job performance.

EQ Training for Teachers

This training helps teachers learn how to handle their emotions, and those of their students to resolve challenging situations inside and outside the classroom.

Teachers learn practical EQ strategies to create a positive class environment, connect on an emotional level with their students and learn how to defuse challenging situations.

We deliver the training in a format that’s easy to understand and implement. The training delivers practical tips that teachers can apply immediately.

Customised training sessions for teachers

We conduct sessions for teachers during term time, and training is customised to your school’s requirements. Contact EQ Academy for more information.

Key outcomes of emotional intelligence (EI) training for teachers

  • ability to manage their emotions in stressful situations
  • improved self confidence in tackling new or challenging situations
  • higher motivation levels
  • improved focus when it comes to setting tasks for students
  • better goal setting and achievement
  • higher job performance
  • more engaged with students
  • more job satisfaction
  • committed to achieving student outcomes
  • communicate their expectations in a simple and direct manner
  • able to defuse conflict successfully between or among students


Ush Dhanak is a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach and the CEO of Emotional Quotient (EQ) Academy, the online hub for emotional intelligence courses, workshops and EQ resources in Australia.

As an EQ Coach and Trainer, Ush works with well-known Australian organisations to coach their senior leadership and train teams to become emotionally intelligent. She also runs Emotional Intelligence (EI) training workshops for students and teachers, helping to build the next generation of EI leaders.

“A lack of emotional intelligence can prevent a student from succeeding in their adult life. If addressed at school level, emotional intelligence can help students learn all those skills necessary for success in the adult world leading to higher job satisfaction, better relationships, improved focus and goal setting.” Ush Dhanak.