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
Chapter 6: Shrinking Power: Keeping Problems Small
Shrinking Power: Keeping Problems Small
This power helps students be goal directed when they enter a conflictual situation. It orients their thought processes and actions in problem-minimizing ways.
*Session 1. Introduction to the Existence of Brain Powers
Theme: No matter where you are or what kind of life you live, you can always choose what you ...