Boosting all childrens social and emotional brain power life transforming activities

Boosting all children's social and emotional brain power : life transforming activities

by Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin

callnumbericon BF 723 P8 B43 2014       ED-61732

Language: English  

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, [2014]

Summary:     Because children's brains are still developing during the K-12 years, educators can positively influence students' development, including strengthening the essential skills of empathy, self-management and problem-solving. Most social skill training groups involve a top-down process where adults teach young people what they should do. But the over-generalized, one-size-fits-all approach to social and problem-solving skills leads to a mental disconnect for students. Unsurprisingly, the fact that many young people often find such material to be boring or irrelevant to their own lives provides a significant roadblock to understanding and retention. Dr. Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, one of the world's leading experts on children and brain development, shares award-winning techniques that connect with students' lives and concerns. Readers will find: * A research-based approach refined through ongoing work in public schools * Classroom exercises grouped by age, but adaptable for all grade levels * Lively, thought-provoking activities that relate to students' lives and keep them engaged and interested * Valuable content for anti-bullying initiatives and counseling programs * Strategies that positively shape individual students' emotional development, classroom dynamics, and overall school culture

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