Emotional Literacy: To Be a Different Kind of Smart / Edition 1

Emotional Literacy: To Be a Different Kind of Smart / Edition 1

by Rob Bocchino
ISBN-10:
080396823X
ISBN-13:
9780803968233
Pub. Date:
07/02/1999
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Emotional Literacy: To Be a Different Kind of Smart / Edition 1

To meet the complexities of today's world, we need more than intelligence--we need emotional literacy. Emotional literacy means having the skills to understand and manage emotions, to communicate effectively, and to become an autonomous person. Unfortunately, many of us are not emotionally literate enough to help others, let alone ourselves. This book combines strategies and skills with theory and research to identify some of the key skills, maps, and tools needed to learn emotional literacy.

The author offers jargon-free language, sidebar notes, and handy chapter summaries to help teachers foster the development of emotional literacy. Hands-on classroom examples and strategies support the ideas, and templates illustrate application of the techniques in specific settings. Hints and tips from the field are interwoven in the text.

This book is an excellent introduction to emotional literacy for teachers, principals, and staff developers, as well as teacher preparation faculty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803968233
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/02/1999
Series: One-off Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
About the Authorxi
Introductionxii
1.Emotional Literacy: Foundations and Background1
Summary9
2.Defining Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Literacy10
Summary17
3.Understanding the Triune Brain18
The Triune Brain20
The Reptilian Brain21
The Paleomammalian Brain23
The Neocortex24
Downshifting25
Implications26
Summary27
4.Managing Emotions: Self-Awareness and Anchoring28
Learning to Anchor and Trigger Emotional Resource States33
Activities and Strategies for Teaching Anchoring35
Summary41
5.Communicating Through Reframing and Positive Intentionality42
Reframing Strategies48
Summary54
6.Reflective Listening and Overcoming Reactive Responses55
Listening: The Foundation Communication Skill56
Basic Distinctions58
Definition for Skillful Listening59
Reactive Responses and Questions: Roadblocks to Good Reflective Listening62
Activities for Teaching Listening70
Summary73
7.Nonverbal Cues: The Dance of Silent Communication74
Approaches to Developing Nonverbal Communication Skills80
Summary85
8.Maintaining Important Relationships: Assertion and Apology86
Relationship-Task Grid87
The Assertion Sequence94
The Apology101
The Attributes of a Meaningful Apology101
Summary103
9.Learning From Experience: Self-Coaching104
Background105
Introducing the Learning Cycle to Students110
Summary114
10.The Power of Vision: Identifying Outcomes115
The Importance of Vision116
Characteristics of a Well-Formed Vision120
Strategies for Fostering Well-Formed Outcomes125
Understanding the Nature of Problem Solving126
Summary130
11.Attribution Theory: Foundations of Self-Esteem131
Psychological Foundations of Attribution Theory133
Considerations for Teachers136
Summary138
12.Effects of Emotional Literacy139
13.Some Final Thoughts142
Resource ABrain Structure and Emotion145
The Brain's Structure145
A Caution148
Resource BRecommended Reading149
References150
Index153

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