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EQ + IQ = Best Leadership Practices for Caring and Successful Schools

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December 2002 | 264 pages | Corwin
`Particularly interesting is the section on "Making It Happen in Your School", in which the editors make a powerful case for specifically addressing emotional learning as a skill area. They tell of the Massachusetts school superintendent who found that "parents and community members were at least as interested in having children living in the community who were kind, caring, and non-violent as they were in having kids who were smart". Every UK headteacher will nod agreement. There's enormous interest in emotional intelligence and brain-friendly learning, and this book is an excellent contribution to the debate' - Gerald Haigh, Times Educational Supplement

`Schools cannot teach character . . . School have to create an environment that models and promotes character development, and then they have to allow the children to 'catch' character from the behavior of the adults and students around them' - From Chapter 1 by James P Comer

Combining emotional intelligence (EQ) with academic intelligence (IQ) is the essential key to developing knowledgeable, caring, healthy, and successful students in today's troubled world. In some situations, however, these skills are not being taught at home, and the crucial connection that enables students to retain what they learn for life, while creating a classroom atmosphere filled with proficient, civic-minded students of sound judgment is never fully developed.

In this dynamic new book, today's educational leaders offer their best ideas for building school communities that are safe, smart, caring, successful, and emotionally intelligent.

Some key topics discussed include:

- Transforming the Lives of Children, (James P Comer)

- Leadership for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, (Mary Utne O'Brien, Roger P Weissberg, Timothy P Shriver)

- How New Knowledge About the Brain Applies to Social and Emotional Learning, (Ronald S Brandt)

- A Vision of Schools with Heart and Spirit, (Linda Lantieri)

- Institutionalizing Programming for Social and Emotional Learning, (Linda Bruene Butler, Jeffrey S Kress, Jacqueline A Norris)

- Implementing a Social and Emotional Learning Program, (Carol Apacki)


 
Preface
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors
 
Part I: Why Schools Must Address EQ and IQ to Be Successful
Introduction: EQ, IQ, and Effective Learning and Citizenship

Maurice Elias, Harriet Arnold, Cynthia Steiger Hussey
James P. Comer
1. Transforming the Lives of Children
Mary Utne O'Brien, Roger P. Weissberg, Timothy P. Shriver
2. Educational Leadership for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Marcia Knoll and Janet Patti
3. Social-Emotional Learning and Academic Achievement
Alan M. Blankstein
4. Lessons for Life: How Smart Schools Boost Academic, Social, and Emotional Intelligence
Ronald S. Brandt
5. How New Knowledge About the Brain Applies to Social and Emotional Learning
 
Part II: Creating Learning Communities by Enhancing Schools' SEL/EQ: Examples From Practice
Maurice Elias, Harriett Arnold, Cynthia Steiger Hussey
Introduction: If They Can Do It, Why Can't You?
Linda Lantieri
6. Waging Peace in Our Schools: The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program
Sharon Rose Powell, Margo Ross
7. Building Capacity From Within: Changing the Adult Working Environment in Our Schools
Catherine Lewis, Marilyn Watson, Eric Schaps
8. Building Community In School: The Child Development Project
Norris M. Haynes
9. Educating for Social, Emotional, and Academic Development: The Comer School Development Program
Mindy Cohen, Bruce Ettinger, Terry O'Donnell
10.The Children's Institute Model for Building the Social-Emotional Skills of Students in Special Education: A Schoolwide Approach
Frank Wallace
11. Social-Emotional Learning at North Country School: Resourcefulness, Ruggedness, and Resilience
Chana Shadmi and Bilha Noy
12. Promoting Students' Social-Emotional and Intellectual Well-Being and the School as an Ecosystem: From Program to Way of Life
 
Part III: Making It Happen In Your School: Implementation Guidelines
Maurice Elias, Harriett Arnold, Cynthia Steiger Hussy
Introduction: Learning From Others, Connecting to Others
Linda Lantieri
13. A Vision of Schools With Heart and Spirit: How to Get There
Linda Bruene Butler, Jeffrey S. Kress, Jacqueline A. Norris
14. Institutionalizing Programming for Social-Emotional Learning: Lessons and Illustrations From the Field
Carol Apacki
15. Implementing a Social-Emotional Learning Program: Stories From Schools
 
Resource A: Assessment Tools for Applying Social-Emotional Learning and Emotional Intelligence to Oneself and One's Students
 
Resource B: Resources for Building Learning Communities Through Social-Emotional Learning and Emotional Intelligence
 
Index

"Schools cannot teach character . . . Schools have to create an environment that models and promotes character development, and then they have to allow the children to ‘catch’ character from the behavior of the adults and students around them."

James P. Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry
Yale Child Study Center

"There's enormous interest in emotional intelligence and brain-friendly learning, and this book is an excellent contribution to the debate."

The Times Educational Supplement, UK Editorial, 2003

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