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Teaching Emotional Intelligence
Strategies and Activities for Helping Students Make Effective Choices

Second Edition
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December 2006 | 224 pages | Corwin
Teaching Emotional Intelligence, Second Edition: Strategies and Activities for Helping Students Make Effective Choices provides fresh techniques and lessons to promote the development of students' emotional, social, and life skills. The author provides a generous collection of fully developed lessons to help students increase self-awareness, learn how to manage emotions, build self-control, grow in empathy, and develop the ability to handle relationships. Step-by-step directions for activities, ready-to-use reproducibles, and suggestions for adapting the material for students at varying levels are included.

The revised edition offers an expanded look at the research that supports teaching emotional intelligence, a streamlined teacher-friendly format for the activities, and several new lessons on topics such as bullying and violence prevention.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction: A Teacher Laments
 
Section 1: Developing Emotional Skills
 
1. Understanding Choice-Making
 
2. Developing Group Choice-Making
 
3. Identifying Feelings
 
4. Understanding Assumptions
 
5. Examining and Lowering Anxiety
 
6. Becoming Aware of Feelings
 
7. Dealing With Anger
 
8. Examining and Accepting Responsibility
 
9. Choosing Happiness
 
Section 2: Developing Social Skills
 
10. Developing Self-Acceptance
 
11. Examining Self-Measurement
 
12. Evaluating Unrealistic Expectations
 
13. Promoting Friendship
 
14. Strengthening Family
 
15. Learning About Put-Downs
 
16. Dealing With Peer Pressure
 
17. Examining Prejudice
 
Section 3: Developing Life Skills
 
18. Looking at Manipulation
 
19. Strengthening Active Listening and Feedback Skills
 
20. Developing Assertiveness
 
21. Learning Communication and Negotiation
 
22. Building Study Skills
 
23. Clarifying Values and Consequences
 
24. Investigating Cheating
 
25. Investigating Stealing
 
26. Investigating Bullying
 
27. Investigating Abuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs
 
28. Getting Help
 
29. Taking Risks and Setting Goals
 
Epilogue: A Teacher Rejoices
 
Resource A: Reproducible Masters
 
Resource B: Summary Activities
 
References
 
Index

"The sanest and safest kids on the planet are the ones who know who they are and how to make choices. The author has condensed this complex and critical process into one fantastic classroom manual."

Michael Bradley, Psychologist and Author

"Well organized and comprehensive. A great resource for teachers and counselors who want to focus more on emotional intelligence. Practitioners can choose the topics most relevant to their students."

Jennifer Betters, School Counselor
Sugar Creek Elementary School, Madison, WI

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1: Understanding Choice-Making


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