Rethinking Education by George Lucas, Daniel Goleman
Learn how teachers can break down the barriers between kids that create destructive behavior, utilize contemporary culture to make learning meaningful for today's youth, and foster in students the optimal neural state for receiving and retaining information
Traditional classroom models have been shown to inhibit learning and disengage today's students from the joy of education. Social Emotional Learning provides a much-needed solution to these perennial problems. In this dialogue, Goleman and Lucas investigate project-based curricula that utilize high technology to excite and motivate students. They explain why Social Intelligence and critical thought are necessary skills for the 21st century, and how cultivating these abilities in school unlocks students' inherent love of learning.
George Lucas is world-famous as the creator of the Star Wars epic and the Indiana Jones adventures, and developer of a host of film technology breakthroughs. He is chairman of the board of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, which identifies and publicizes noteworthy innovations in the classroom and publishes Edutopia the cutting-edge magazine and website finding what works in public education.
Daniel Goleman, PhD covered the brain and behavioral sciences at the New York Times for twelve years. He is co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, and co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. His books include Emotional Intelligence, Primal Leadership, Destructive Emotions, and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships.