Recommended Reading

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

    by Travis Bradberry, Ph.D. and Jean Greaves, Ph.D. Year Published: 2009
    For the first time ever in a book, Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves unveil TalentSmart’s revolutionary program to help people identify their EQ skills, build these skills into strengths, and enjoy consistent performance in the pursuit of important life objectives. The book contains proven strategies from a decade-long effort to accurately measure and increase emotional intelligence. Trusted by upper-echelon leaders inside companies worldwide, these strategies will enable you to capitalize on the skills responsible for 58% of performance in all types of jobs.
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  • How Children Succeed

    by Paul Tough Year Published: 2012
    Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. 
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  • In the Service of Learning and Empowerment: Service-Learning … and the Problem-Solving Project

    by Vera L. Stenhouse, Olga S. Jarrett, Rhina M. Fernandes Williams and E. Namisi Chilungu Year Published: 2014

    Too often teachers and students doubt their own abilities to forge collective work and dynamic critical learning in the midst of education reform practices that limit their opportunities to do so. This doubt can be heightened for elementary school teachers or even their students who are led to believe that they are not capable of engaging critically with their education and their world. The Problem-Solution Project erases this doubt through merging service-learning, critical pedagogy, and constructivism. 

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  • On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children

    by Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D. Year Published: 2011
    Raising happy, successful children is a goal of every parent of gifted children. In On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children, the nation's leading authority on the psychology of gifted children offers advice and encouragement for both parents and teachers. In a thoughtful, conversational style, the author offers an in-depth look at the complex social and emotional issues faced by gifted children. 
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  • School Discipline and Self-Discipline: A Practical Guide to Promoting Prosocial Student Behavior

    by George G. Bear Year Published: 2010
    How can schools create safe, well-supervised classroom environments while also teaching students skills for managing their behavior on their own? This invaluable guide presents a framework for achieving both of these crucial goals. It shows how to balance external reinforcements such as positive behavior supports with social-emotional learning interventions. 
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  • Talk with Teens About What Matters to Them

    by Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D. Year Published: 2011
    From test scores to bullying to family relationships, teens have a lot on their minds. When wrestling with questions and concerns, all young people can benefit from a safe, supportive place to “just talk” with caring peers and an attentive adult about the issues that really matter to them. Talk with Teens About What Matters to Them gives you the resources you need to create that place through guided small-group discussions. 
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