Emotions Associated with First-Time Teaching Experiences
Teaching requires more than just a keen mind; it also demands emotional energy, and that is particularly true for new teachers. But what emotions do they experience? Are those feelings more positive than negative? Are certain emotions associated with particular teaching approaches? These are all interesting questions—and all are relatively unexplored in the research on first-time teachers. In fact the same could be said of the research on the role of emotions in teaching at all career stages.