Publication Date: September 7, 2001
This is the first true guide for educators who want to include social emotional learning in their schools and classrooms. Focusing in detail on the process of implementing an SEL program, Ray Pasi offers direct, usable guidance for busy school administrators, district supervisors, guidance counselors, and teachers of grades 4–12. In a handy, manual format, the author shares the principles that have led him and his colleagues to success—where others have failed—including examples of school initiatives and classroom strategies that work.
Raymond J. Pasi is principal of Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia, and a member of the faculty in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
“Ray Pasi has provided the guidance needed to help schools reach the potential they have to be challenging and caring places, schools that produce children we can be proud of and who can be proud of themselves.”
—From the Foreword by Maurice J. Elias
" Higher Expectations makes the convincing argument that schools can be places where success is equated to academic achievement and to the development of students’ social and emotional intelligence—not to one or the other. A ‘must-read’ for anyone who truly wants schools to effectively prepare our students for the 21st century."
—Linda Lantieri, Educators for Social Responsibility
"Chock full of practical and proven ideas, Higher Expectations is for teachers, administrators, and parents who want to leave an enduring legacy for our nation's young people."
—Ronald J. Areglado, Principal, Potowomut School, Warwick, RI