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What's the most important piece of your child's educational experience? If you think it's math, science, or reading, you might be overlooking an essential element: the capacity known as inner resilience. In Building Emotional Intelligence, Linda Lantieri presents a breakthrough guide to help children respond to and rebound from the challenges unique to our times.
For educators, counselors, parents, and caregivers, this book offers practical techniques proven to help children increase self-esteem, improve concentration and awareness, and enhance empathy and communication. Step by step, children will learn how to quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and manage their emotions more skillfully. This powerful guide is arranged according to age group and complemented by spoken-word exercises presented by bestselling author Daniel Goleman.
|Publisher:||Sounds True, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.53(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Linda Lantieri is an internationally known expert in social and emotional learning, conflict resolution, and crisis intervention with 40 years of experience in the field of education. She is the director of The Inner Resilience Program and a founding member of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning(CASEL). She is also a co-founder of the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program(RCCP), a social and emotional learning program that has been implemented at 400 schools in 15 school districts in the U.S., with pilot sites in Brazil and Puerto Rico. Lantieri is co-author of Waging Peace in Our Schools, editor of Schools with Spirit: Nurturing the Inner Lives of Children and Teachers, and contributor to Forever After: New York City Teachers on 9/11.
Daniel Goleman, PhD, covered the brain and behavioral sciences at the New York Times for 12 years. He is co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learnings. His books include Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, and Ecological Intelligence.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments ix
Introduction Daniel Goleman 1
Building Inner Preparedness 5
Preparing to Teach Children Exercises to Calm the Body and Focus the Mind 21
Exercises to Calm the Body and Focus the Mind for Five- to Seven-Year-Olds 39
Exercises to Calm the Body and Focus the Mind for Eight- to Eleven-Year-Olds 65
Exercises to Calm the Body and Focus the Mind for Twelve-Year-Olds and Up 97
Preparing Children to Lead Us into the Twenty-First Century 135
Materials Checklist 143
Resources for Further Explanation of the Topics Presented 145