“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” --W. Shakespeare, Hamlet. Getting savvy about the role of emotions in learning. Mary Lynn Johnson Harris County Department of Education TSSSA—March 2006. Alive Confident Delighted Empowered Enthusiastic Inspired
Getting savvy about the role of emotions in learning.
Mary Lynn Johnson
Harris County Department of Education
Alive it so.”
WorriedSelect one word to describe your emotional state right now
(Rozin, P., 1997)
Generous it so.”
Fear arises from threat perception.
3 Possible choices of action: Fight
Try to escape
Females tend to increase nurturing behaviors.
Males tend to show withdrawal and sarcasm.
Negative emotions during learning create an association that may result in students quitting.
Positive emotions during learning create a great association in the brain.
…leads to improved flexibility in behavior and judgment;
…releases high levels of dopamine leading to greater flexibility in the executive attentional system.
The capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships.
--Daniel Goleman, 1995
To promote, encourage students to:
To control their emotions, encourage students to
To improve self-motivation, encourage students to
To nurture empathy skills, encourage students to
To enhance relationship skills, encourage students to