Proven, brain-based techniques that build social and emotional intelligence and problem-solving skills!
For a child to thrive in school today and succeed in life tomorrow, there's no more important quality than social and emotional intelligence. Since children's brains are still developing during the K–12 years, educators can positively influence students' development, including strengthening essential skills such as empathy, self-management and problem-solving.
Dr. Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, one of the world's leading experts on children and brain development, shares award-winning techniques that connect with students' lives and concerns. Readers will find:
A research-based approach refined through ongoing work in public schools; Classroom exercises grouped by age, but adaptable for all grade levels; Lively activities that keep students engaged; Valuable content for anti-bullying initiatives and counseling programs.
This new guide is an essential resource for teachers, counselors and other K–12 educators, helping them to positively shape classroom dynamics and school culture.
“The author has a way of clearly and succinctly stating how brain-based research relates to student decision-making that leads to higher levels of emotional stability, self-efficacy, and individual intelligence.”
—Laura Linde, Mentor/Field Supervisor/Coordinator
District 77 and Minnesota State University
- Section 1: Understanding and Mobilizing the Brain's Inherent Social and Emotional Power
- Chapter 1: What you Really Need to Know about the Brain!
- Chapter 2: A Closer Look at Children's Skills
- Chapter 3: Facilitating with the Brain in Mind and Enthusiasm at Heart
- Section 2: Building a Community of Self-Aware, Kind, and Patient Children
- Chapter 4: The Choice Brain Versus the Lion Brain: Self-Awareness, Calm, and Impulse Control
- Chapter 5: The Mind's Hidden Treasures: Efforts, Skills, Self-Worth, and Self-Confidence
- Section 3: Making Empathy, Consequence Thinking, Respect, and Responsibility more Easily Accessible in Children's Brains
- Chapter 6: Shrinking Power: Keeping Problems Small
- Chapter 7: Double-Vision Power: Compassion Comes from a Broader Perspective
- Chapter 8: Anchoring Power: Rain or Shine, I Choose to Be Me
- Chapter 9: Foresight Power: Considering the Future Implications of Our Choices
- Section 4: Empowering Young People to Competently Navigate Recurring Interactions such as Bullying and Teasing
- Chapter 10: Seeing Complex Relationships in Action
- Chapter 11: Conclusion