Teaching with EI in mind facilitates a creative learning environment which fosters learning.
It is important to have a positive learning environment. There are so many things going on in the lives of students that can be distractions from learning. A posititive environment fosters creativity and ideas.
Students need to be motivated to be successful learners. I know for me, if I have no interest in doing something, then I'm not going to be very good at it because I simply don't care. Finding what motivates a student is key.
Emotional intelligence is an important part of a student's cognitive make-up. How a student feels and perceives others throughout the day will affect the behavior and learning of the student. If a student is caught up in emotion, it is difficult to allow more information to be gathered and understood.
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