You are here

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power
Share

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power
Life Transforming Activities



January 2017 | 248 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE

Proven, brain-based techniques that build social and emotional intelligence and problem-solving skills!

For a child to thrive in school today and succeed in life tomorrow, there’s no more important quality than social and emotional intelligence. Since children’s brains are still developing during the K–12 years, educators can positively influence students’ development, including strengthening essential skills such as empathy, self-management and problem-solving.

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 activities that keep students engaged
  • Valuable content for anti-bullying initiatives and counseling programs

This new guide is an essential resource for teachers, counselors and other K–12 educators, helping them to positively shape classroom dynamics and school culture.

“The author has a way of clearly and succinctly stating how brain-based research relates to student decision-making that leads to higher levels of emotional stability, self-efficacy, and individual intelligence.”
—Laura Linde, Mentor/ Field Supervisor/ Coordinator
District 77 and Minnesota State University

 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
Section 1. Understanding and Mobilizing the Brain's Inherent Social and Emotional Power
 
1. What You REALLY Need to Know About the Brain!
 
2. A Closer Look at Children’s Skills
 
3. Facilitating With the Brain in Mind and Enthusiasm at Heart
 
Section 2. Building a Community of Self-Aware, Kind, and Patient Children
 
4. The Choice Brain Versus the Lion Brain: Self-Awareness, Calm, and Impulse Control
 
5. The Mind’s Hidden Treasures: Efforts, Skills, Self-Worth, and Self-Confidence
 
Section 3. Making Empathy, Consequence Thinking, Respect, and Responsibility More Easily Accessible in Children’s Brains
 
6. Shrinking Power: Keeping Problems Small
 
7. Double-Vision Power: Compassion Comes From a Broader Perspective
 
8. Anchoring Power: Rain or Shine, I Choose to Be Me
 
9. Foresight Power: Considering the Future Implications of Our Choices
 
Section 4. Empowering Young People to Competently Navigate Recurring Interactions Such as Bullying and Teasing
 
10. Seeing Complex Relationships in Action
 
11. Conclusion
 
Appendix 1: A Note About the Brain Powers Research Project
 
Appendix 2: Adaptation of Projects Across Different Ages
 
References
 
Index

“The author has a way of clearly and succinctly stating how brain-based research relates to student decision-making that leads to higher levels of emotional stability, self-efficacy, and individual intelligence.”

Laura Linde,
Mentor/ Field Supervisor/ Coordinator, District 77 and Minnesota State University

Preview this book

Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin

Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, Ph.D. is the Training Director of the Narrative Therapy program at Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates (BAFTTA) where she supervises the counseling of doctoral interns in schools from three school districts in Silicon Valley, California. In her private practice, she enjoys working with young people, their families, and their schools, on a wide variety of issues. Marie-Nathalie values bringing forth people’s own wisdom and knowledges, through respectful, creative, and collaborative conversations.  She has published numerous professional articles, has been featured in several magazines such as the... More About Author

FOR SOUTH ASIA ONLY!

Originally Priced at
(Paperback)

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9789386062260
₹825.00