Manage your emotions to maximise your learning
How do our feelings and emotions get in the way of learning? What can we do to manage them more effectively? Develop emotional management intelligence
Everybody has feelings and emotions. What is different for each of us, are the things that trigger those feelings. Sometimes it can be because we are left out of a group, other times because we don't achieve the success we want. Some people are frustrated by lack of progress and others feel annoyed when their freedom is limited.
Researchers place emotional states into two categories, positive and negative emotions.
I like to categories our emotions into 'threat-state emotions' and 'safe-state emotions'. Threat-state emotions are not necessarily bad for us as they direct us to act using something called the fight or flight response. However, spending too long with a 'threat-state emotion' can limit and stop entirely our capacity to learn.
The key here is to learn to manage our emotional states because when we experience lots of threat-state emotions we can't learn, which means that we can't grow and develop, which leads to feelings of depression, anxiety and feeling directionless. This negatively impacts our ability to make friends, engage and school and be motivated to learn. Which them becomes a self-fulfilling cycle of disengagement and perpetual threat-state emotions can also start to negatively impact our physical health. Have you ever felt so worried that you feel physically sick to your stomach? This is an example of feelings impacting our physical health too.
What to expect in this online program:
- Short video-type lectures to teach the key concepts
- Worksheets for reflection
- Personal report identifying the learning attributes impacting your success (emailed 48hrs after completion)
- Quizzes to check your knowledge
- Discussion board for personalised feedback
- Follow-up activities and reading list
- Downloadable eBook chapter to support you in the future
Psychologist & Education Consultant (10+yrs).
I am delighted that my Year 8 son did this course. We both found the information on his learning preferences and styles very insightful and it has helped him work out ways to motivate himself and to be more engaged at school. Thanks, Rosie, I'd say we'll be back for a refresher before Year 12!
B.Collins - Parent of Year 8 son
Frequently Asked Questions
Learners have the option to book into virtual classroom sessions where individuals work together or one-on-one to apply their knowledge and skills. This enables learners to better transfer their new strategies to the real world. Sessions are held online via zoom.
Please visit the website for more information: www.ilearnforlife.org
Additional online modules can also be accessed which focus on:
- Get unstuck and become a lifelong learner
- Get motivated and find your drivers
- Discover my learning preferences and limiting beliefs
- Develop a growth mindset to overcome obstacles
- Develop supportive relationships and connect to my 'team'
- Adopt the best strategy for your learning challenges
- Make effective choices about your future