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

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The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom by Maurice J. Elias

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, New Haven `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.

Reviews

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 The authors present a well-articulated approach to planning and conducting evaluations. -- psycCRITIQUES, March 1, 2006 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 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 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 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 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


About the Author

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D. is Professor, Psychology Department, Rutgers University, Director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab, and Academic Director of The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service at Rutgers. He is Past President of the Society for Community Research and Action/Division of Community Psychology (27) of APA and has received the SCRA Distinguished Contribution to Practice and Ethnic Minority Mentoring Awards, as well the Joseph E. Zins Memorial Senior Scholar Award for Social-Emotional Learning from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the John P. McGovern Medal from the American School Health Association, and the Sanford McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education. Prof. Elias lectures nationally and internationally to educators and parents about students' emotional intelligence, school success, and social-emotional and character development. Among Dr. Elias' numerous books are ASCD's Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators, the Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving curricula for grades k-8, the new e-book, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, and a book for young children: Talking Treasure: Stories to Help Build Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Young Children (www.researchpress.com, 2012). He also writes a blog for on SEL-related topics for the George Lucas Educational Foundation at www.edutopia.org. With colleagues at the College of St. Elizabeth, he has developed an online credentialing program for Direct Instruction of Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) programs in classroom, small group, and after school settings (sel.rutgers.edu), and for School-Focused Leadership and Coordination of SECD and School Culture and Climate (SELinSchools.org). Professor Elias interviewed with Rae Pica on Bam! Radio's Studentcentricity. You can find the interview, Classroom Management: Redirecting Misbehavior, Dr. Harriet Brown Arnold is a veteran educator who has served as elementary school teacher, middle school administrator, elementary school principal, director of personnel and staff development, and international consultant to schools. A graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Social Welfare, she received her Masters in Education at California State University, San Jose and her Doctorate with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Francisco. Her professional development projects have included training for the Ministry of Education in the Bahamas and coordinating the Sequoia Beginning Teacher Program.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th January 2006

Author

Maurice J. Elias

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
296 pages

Categories

Educational psychology
Organization & management of education
Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781412914819

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