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

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© 2003 | 264 pages | Corwin

"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

Let today's educational leaders show you how to create a safe, healthy, and successful classroom community!

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. Social-emotional skills often are not taught at home, but they are in fact the crucial connection that enables students to master and retain content knowledge while also creating a classroom atmosphere filled with proficient, civic-minded students with sound judgment and problem-solving skills that will last a lifetime.

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

Key topics 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

"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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