Edited by: Jonathan Cohen
Publication Date: April 13, 2001
This much-needed volume presents current thinking about effective social and emotional education with young children. Leading national experts describe the range of programs and perspectives that elementary teachers and school specialists can use to promote social-emotional learning. They provide concrete strategies and curricular-based programs that educators can rapidly implement or integrate into school life—in and outside the classroom. This completely practical guide emphasizes techniques, strategies, and curricular approaches that will help teachers learn what to do and how to do it. It is a natural choice for staff development workshops.
Jonathan Cohen is Director of the Center for Social and Emotional Education, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.
"The Series on Social Emotional Learning from Teachers College Press promises to be the definitive source for the field, defining sound practice in education for emotional intelligence."
—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
“In a time when success in school has become an absolute necessity for life success, this book reassures us that adults can make a difference in the lives of our children.”
—James P. Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center
"These highly readable and interesting essays give teachers and parents effective guidance in helping children to develop the sort of emotional intelligence that promotes both social competence and intellectual growth. A fine contribution."
—Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University.