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

Second Edition


© 2007 | 224 pages | Corwin

"The sanest and safest kids on this 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, Elementary School Counselor, Madison, WI

Give students the tools to make effective choices in and out of the classroom!

Students make decisions every day that impact their academic success and personal futures. Developing emotional, social, and life skills is critical for making effective choices and becoming confident, engaged learners. Teaching Emotional Intelligence, Second Edition, provides educators with fresh and engaging techniques to help children increase self-awareness, manage emotions, build self-control, and develop positive relationships.

In a streamlined, teacher-friendly format, Adina Bloom Lewkowicz offers tools to promote students' personal and academic success. This practical text provides a generous collection of fully developed lesson plans with role plays, ready-to-use reproducibles, and suggestions for adapting the activities to individual learning levels.

This revised edition features:

  • Expanded coverage of relevant research
  • New lessons on topics such as bullying and violence prevention
  • Lesson modifications for middle school students
  • Guidelines for positive classroom management

Designed to help students learn to make informed and positive life choices, this comprehensive resource gives teachers strategies for promoting healthy classroom environments and supports students in building happy and successful lives.

 
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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