The Personal Intelligences: Promoting Social and Emotional Learning

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Ellison blends two of the Multiple Intelligences—intrapersonal and interpersonal—with the most current research on the brain and learning to create a new foundation for K-8 classrooms.

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Editorial Reviews

Howard Gardner

"Launa Ellison is a pioneering teacher who has studied the scientific literature in psychology and neurology and sought to relate these findings to educational settings. In this new book, she shows how attention to the emotional and personal dimensions of students can help schools achieve their curricular and assessment goals."

Robert Sylwester

"A marvelously well-written account . . . A solid combination of research and useful practices focused on the important area of developing personal/social identity."

Jean Houston

"This is the finest book I have ever read on education and its transformations. Master teacher Launa Ellison brings current brain research to bear on her own profound, state-of-the-art teaching methods. Rarely has theory and practice been so brilliantly brought together. Every teacher, every parent, every citizen concerned about our children and their development should read this book."

Wane Jennings

"This book is chock full of good ideas for teachers by a master teacher! Ellison's knowledge of emotions and their importance is phenomenal. Especially good are the classroom scenes where she describes activities and students' reactions. The descriptions make the book sparkle and come alive."

Dee Dickerson

"Filled with important new information from research in the neurosciences, human development, and learning. All teachers will be inspired and will learn much from this beautiful new contribution."

Joe Nathan

"Launa Ellison combines high expectations for all students with creativity, commitment, and compassion. Teachers who share those qualities will find this to be a marvelous resource."

Clifford Morris

"A must-read professional development book for all educators, in particular, classroom teachers."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761976912
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/18/2000
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 10.62 (w) x 6.54 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Launa Ellison teaches fifth and sixth grades in the Minneapolis Public Schools. She has published over twenty professional journal articles and, since 1984, has published The Consortium for Whole Brain Learning, an international newsletter dedicated to improving educational practices through understanding brain research.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
1 In the Beginning ... 1
2 Learning and Stress 18
3 Emotions Affect Learning 41
4 Personal Intelligences Across Curriculum 57
5 Reflection, Goals, and Portfolios 73
6 Children in My Life 94
7 Our Diversity 108
8 Nurturing Independence 125
9 Expectations and Resources 138
End Points 158
Resource A Books Connecting to Personal Intelligences 163
Resource B Powerful Learning 171
Resource C A List of Emotional Vocabulary 181
References 184
Index 189
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