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Reach Before You Teach
Ignite Passion and Purpose in Your Classroom



© 2017 | 216 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE
The authors provide concrete ideas that inspire academic success, stimulate curiosity, and develop a strong sense of self among students AND teachers. When the self is supported and developed, students are more apt to reach their full potential because they have been provided a meaning in context. The authors hope to inspire educators to start incorporating the self into their curriculum and school climate using the steps they have created. The book contains many interventions illustrated by examples to help educators create an environment where the self is engaged and working in synchrony with academic instruction.
 
Preface
 
A Child’s Sense of Self Is of Paramount Concern
 
The Focus and Purpose of This Book
 
This Book Applies to Educators of Teens
 
The Bottom Line
 
1. The Self
 
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
 
What Do We Mean by the Self?
 
The Self in School
 
Social Emotional Learning: Its Importance and How the Self Enables SEL Potential
 
How Does a Sense of Self Contribute to Personal Success and to Society?
 
Steps to Success – For Teaching and for You
 
Chapter Summary
 
2. The Development of the Self: Understand and Connect With the Self Behind the Desk
 
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
 
Early Attachment and Self Development
 
True Self Versus False Self: The Battle Begins
 
Making Connections
 
Chapter Summary
 
3. The Unaware Emotional Self: Soften Defenses to Foster Academic and Personal Growth
 
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
 
The Purpose of Defenses
 
The Development of Defenses and How They Inhibit Optimal Learning
 
Common Defense Mechanisms and How They May Manifest in the Classroom
 
How to Manage Defenses Through Interventions That Build the Self
 
Chapter Summary
 
4. The Aware Emotional Self: Provide Tools for Emotional Management
 
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
 
Emotional Awareness - Knowing Your Temperature
 
Emotional Management – Shutting the Window
 
The Emotional Self in the Classroom
 
The Benefits
 
Chapter Summary
 
5. The Cognitive Self: Use Cognitive Understanding to Awaken Potentials
 
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
 
Brain Structure and Related Functions
 
Stress on the Brain
 
Neuroplasticity: The Role of Experiences
 
Improving Motivation
 
Chapter Summary
 
6. The Social Self: Consolidate the Self in the Social World
 
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
 
Set a Positive Social Tone in Your Classroom
 
Top Social Skills
 
Teamwork
 
Chapter Summary
 
7. The Physical Self: Support the Physical Self for Optimal Overall Health
 
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
 
The Importance of Physical Health
 
Exercise and Health
 
Nutrition and Health
 
Sleep and Health
 
The Mind/Body Connection
 
The Physical Self in the Classroom
 
Chapter Summary
 
8. The Self in the School Climate: How to Put the Environment to Work for You
 
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
 
What Is School Climate?
 
Personal Principles of Behavior
 
School Wide Policies
 
Parents and the Off-Campus Community
 
Chapter Summary
 
9. The Self: Decision-Making, Motivation, and Giving Back
 
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
 
Where Are We?
 
Where Can We Go From Here?
 
Decision-Making – The Sine Qua Non of Self Skills
 
Motivation
 
Final Interventions
 
Chapter Summary
 
References
 
Index

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Paula P. Prentis

Paula Prentis was a conflict resolution counselor and a rape crisis counselor in New York City before earning her master's degree in social work (MSW) at New York University. Later, she continued training at Westchester Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and worked in private practice. Prentis is certified in past life regression therapy and continues her professional interests through workshops, lectures, and conferences in neuroscience and the mind/body connection.In addition, with Chris Parrott, Prentis is the coauthor of the Your Self Series of books and website. Your Self Series is a curriculum that facilitates teen... More About Author

Christine "Chris" K. Parrott

Chris Parrott earned her bachelor's degree with a psychology major at Dartmouth and went on to study counseling psychology at the City University in London, England, where she earned both her master's and postmaster's degrees, and the distinguished title of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counseling Psychologist. She also has a diploma in hypnosis from London University. Parrott has published various articles in Counseling Review Quarterly and chapters in psychology training books, and she has coauthored a book titled Doing Therapy Briefly. Parrott was also a media consultant on behalf of the BPS and has been quoted in... More About Author

Amy K. Smith

Amy Smith was a high school English teacher for over 15 years in the states of Texas, California, and New Jersey, which gave her a diverse experience within the educational sector and a broad spectrum of teacher contacts. Working as an English teacher and, later, as a media specialist for another 15 years, Smith's primary focus was always on the individual spirit of each student who passed through her doors--or walked onto her court: She acted as a tennis coach for several years alongside her teaching. Indeed, her passion for her students led her to numerous conventions and professional development seminars over the years where she... More About Author

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