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The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement
Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom

Edited by:
  • Maurice J. Elias - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
  • Harriett Arnold - University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, USA


January 2006 | 296 pages | Corwin

Tap the power of emotional intelligence and watch school-wide achievement soar!

"Bringing all this information together in one spot is quite a contribution. There isn't too much research or theory here, but lots of emphasis on 'What can I do on Monday?'"
-David A. Squires, Associate Professor, Southern Connecticut State University

"I highlighted at least two dozen specific ideas that I will implement in my classroom next year."
-Steve Reifman, Teacher, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, CA

"Relevant and meaningful for today's educators."
-Beverly Eidmann, Principal, Arvada Middle School, CO

"Useful, unique (not a crowded field at all!), practical, clearly written."
-Robert DiGiulio, Professor of Education, Johnson State College

This comprehensive guide to emotional intelligence (EI) is a state-of-the-art collection of proven best practices from the field's best and brightest minds. Edited by educational leaders Maurice Elias and Harriett Arnold, this guide creates a new gold standard for bringing social-emotional learning into every classroom, with chapters by Daniel Goleman, Rachel Kessler, Marty Sleeper and Margot Strom, Janet Patti, Eliot Rosenbloom, Pam Robbins, Mark Greenberg, Sheldon Berman, Susan Wooley, Rose Reissman, Carol Cummings, and many others.

Key features cover:

  • Theory and context for EI, including brain development, multiple intelligences, service and citizenship, school-to-work, and health
  • Teacher preparation and professional development
  • 17 best-practice programs in action, relevant to grades PreK-12
  • An Application/Reflection Guide for note-taking, follow-up, contacts, and ideas for immediate implementation

This book is sure to be an essential resource for all teachers, counselors, and school administrators who want their school communities to educate healthier, more responsible, and more successful students.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors
 
Introduction: About This Book
 
Part I: THE FUNDAMENTAL CONNECTION OF SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING/EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, AND THE PROCESS OF LEARNING
Maurice J. Elias
1. The Connection Between Academic and Social-Emotional Learning
Carol A. Kusche & Mark T. Greenberg
2. Brain Development and Social-Emotional Learning: An Introduction for Educators
Thomas Hatch & Mindy L. Kornhaber
3. Multiple Intelligences and Emotional Intelligence: Finding Common Ground in the Classroom
 
Part II: HOW SEL/EI CREATES SYNERGY IN KEY CONTEXTS IN EDUCATION: SERVICE AND CITIZENSHIP, SCHOOL-TO-WORK, HEALTH, TEACHER PREPARATION, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Sheldon Berman & Mary Hansberry McCarthy
4. The Connection Between Character, Service, and Social-Emotional Learning:
Cary Cherniss & Daniel Goleman
5. From School to Work: Social and Emotional Learning as the Vital Connection
Susan F. Wooley & Marcia A. Rubin
6. Physical Health, Social-Emotional Skills, and Academic Success are Inseparable
Janet Patti
7. Addressing Social-Emotional Education in Teacher Education
Rose Reissman
8. Raising Your New Teacher's Emotional Intelligence: How Using Social-Emotional Competencies Can Make Your First Year of Teaching Less Stressful and More Successful
Pam Robbins
9.The Professional Inquiry Kit: One Avenue for Exploring, Enhancing, and Applying Emotional Intelligence in Schools
 
Part III: EDUCATORS TELL THEIR STORIES: HOW TO BRING SEL/EI INTO CLASSROOMS
Myrna B. Shure
10. I Can Problem Solve: An Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Approach for Children
Gloria S. Elder & Jennie C. Trotter
11. Teaching Preschool Children Coping Skills for Stress Management
Roxann Kriete
12. Morning Meeting: Teaching the Art of Caring Conversation
Kevin Haggerty & Carol Cummings
13. Raising Healthy Children: School Intervention Strategies to Develop Prosocial Behaviors
Linda Bruene Butler & Victoria Poedubicky
14. Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving: A Theoretically Sound, Evidence-Based Framework for SEL in the Classroom
Beverly J. Koteff & Pamela Seigle
15. Inside Open Circle
Carol A. Kusche & Mark T. Greenberg
16. Teaching Emotional Literacy in Elementary School Classrooms: The PATHS Curriculum
Joan Cole Duffell, Kathy Beland, and Karin Frey
17. The Second-Step Program: Social-Emotional Skills for Violence Prevention
Susan Carroll Keister
18. Fostering Caring, Character, and Responsibility in Schools
Steven J. Danish & Tanya Forneris
19. Teaching Life Skills in the Schools
Rose Reissman
20. Read and Serve: Student-Centered Service Learning and Literacy
Eliot Rosenbloom & Ann Medlock
21. Heroes to the Rescue: Reaching the Roots of Learning
Ellen Dietz, Joanne Glancy, & Mike Dobbins
22. The “Best Practices in Prevention” Curriculum: Foundational Life Skills for General and Special Education
Christine Blaber
23. Teenage Health Teaching Modules: Social-Emotional Learning in the Context of Health Education
Martin E. Sleeper & Margot Stern Strom
24. Facing History and Ourselves
Rachael Kessler
25. The “Senior Passage” Course
 
Epilogue
 
Index

"A valuable book that gathers and presents to teachers a variety of strategies, prosocial and pro-academic, that involve emotional intelligence....Useful, unique (not a crowded field at all!), practical, clearly written."

Robert DiGiulio
Professor of Education, Johnson State College, VT

"This book is the most thorough I’ve ever read on emotional intelligence....I found it to be an extremely helpful handbook in helping me to understand the importance of SEL and in considering programs for my school...The content is relevant and meaningful for today's educators."

Beverly Eidmann
Arvada Middle School, Arvada, CO

"Makes an important contribution to the field of social-emotional learning....I highlighted at least two dozen specific ideas that I will implement in my classroom next year....Practitioners will readily grasp the implications and applications of this material. The topic is an especially relevant one for today's educators."

Steve Reifman
Teacher, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Santa Monica, CA

"Bringing all this information together in one spot is quite a contribution... the book is written so as to be very well understood by teachers. There isn't too much research or theory here, but lots of emphasis on 'What can I do on Monday?'"

David Squires
Associate Professor, Southern Connecticut State University, CT

"This is an essential resource for all teachers, counselors, and school administrators who want their school communities to educate healthier, more resposible, and more successful students."

SirReadalot.org, March Issue

"The authors present a well-articulated approach to planning and conducting evaluations."

psycCRITIQUES, March 1, 2006

"Offers a comprehensive overview of social-emotional learning and its impact on student achievement. Takes a more qualitative perspective, exploring the intangibles of classroom instruction with the underlying premise that students cannot learn best if social and emotional aspects of their thinking are ignored."

The School Administrator, December 2006
American Association of School Administrators
Key features
  • Appropriate for teachers, counselors, and all school administrators.
  • Covers EI theory and practice in relation to brain development, multiple intelligences, service and citizenship, school-to-work, health, teacher preparation, and teacher professional development.
  • Offers case examples and tools from 17 best-practice programs for grades preK-12 along with an Application/Reflection Guide for note-taking, follow-up, contacts, and ideas that can be implemented "Monday morning."
  • Contributing authors include Daniel Goleman, Rachel Kessler, Marty Sleeper and Margot Strom, Janet Patti, Eliot Rosenbloom, Pam Robbins, Carol A. Kusche, Mark Greenberg, Sheldon Berman, Susan Wooley, Rose Reissman, Carol Cummings, and many others.  

 


Sample Materials & Chapters

Ch 1

Preface

Intro


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