The positive emotions have the ability to broaden cognition, attention, and action as well as restore and build psychological resources; it is proposed that the experience of positive emotion in the classroom will have a positive influence on students by increasing their motivation to engage in intellectual pursuits (e.g., paying attention, attending class, participating in classroom discussion). Furthermore, this increased motivation will give students a more positive outlook regarding future academic achievement. The frequent experience of positive emotions will also help to buffer students against burnout and emotional exhaustion as depicted in Figure.
Williams, K., Childers, C. & Kemp, E (2013). Stimulating and Enhancing Student Learning Through Positive Emotions. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 13 (3), 209–227
Vesela Todorova, senior expert of science and ecology, Regional Department of Education – Pazardzhik, Bulgaria