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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 element that is fast becoming essential in today's stressful world: the capacity known as "inner resilience." In Building Emotional Intelligence, pioneering educator Linda Lantieri joins forces with renowned psychologist Daniel Goleman to help children respond to and rebound from the challenges unique to the 21st century. How? Through a breakthrough, step-by-step guide that teaches children how to quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and manage their emotions more skillfully.
Now available to the public for the first time, here are Linda Lantieri's proven techniques for increasing self-esteem, improving concentration and awareness, and enhancing empathy and communication. Building Emotional Intelligence invites you and the children in your care to explore:
- Relaxing the Body and Focusing the Mind, two fundamental techniques for thriving in our unpredictable and distraction-filled environments
- How to foster the five basic competencies that make up emotional intelligence
- Bringing groundedness, confidence, and curiosity to all our daily experiences
"A heightened self-awareness, better ability to manage distressing emotions, increased sensitivity to how others feel, and the capacity to manage relationships well are vital throughout life. But the foundation is laid in childhood," says Daniel Goleman in his introduction. With Building Emotional Intelligence, parents, teachers, and caregivers have the tools necessary to promote these invaluable skills in the children they raise.
**Winner of the 2009 Nautilus Gold Award.**
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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