Student teaching is a pivotal event in teacher education preparation programs, and there is a need to investigate emotions in teaching. This study examined how one elementary program navigated the emotional dimensions of teaching. Findings revealed that the emotional dimensions of student teachers were influenced by individualized factors unique to the teacher; certain emotions were perceived as more acceptable to express; and supervisors needed to support student teachers to manage and respond to the emotional dimensions of teaching. The recommendation is to go beyond the technical and academic aspects of teaching and address the emotional dimensions to best prepare the whole teacher.
teacher education, student teaching, elementary education, edTPA, case study, emotional dimensions of teaching
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Crawford, K. M., McBrayer, J. S., & Fallon, K. (2021). Emotional Dimensions of Teaching in Elementary Education Preparation. The Qualitative Report, 26(1), 52-68. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4408