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Teaching Emotional Intelligence

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

Second Edition
Edited by:

February 2007 | 224 pages | Corwin
Teaching Emotional Intelligence, Second Edition: Strategies and Activities for Helping Students Make Effective Choices provides fresh techniques and lessons to promote the development of students' emotional, social, and life skills. The author provides a generous collection of fully developed lessons to help students increase self-awareness, learn how to manage emotions, build self-control, grow in empathy, and develop the ability to handle relationships. Step-by-step directions for activities, ready-to-use reproducibles, and suggestions for adapting the material for students at varying levels are included.

The revised edition offers an expanded look at the research that supports teaching emotional intelligence, a streamlined teacher-friendly format for the activities, and several new lessons on topics such as bullying and violence prevention.

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

"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


Chapter 1: Understanding Choice-Making

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ISBN: 9781412940580