"Timely and useful. Provides clear and practical strategies to help young people and adults achieve successful and satisfying lives by understanding and managing emotions."
Robert Garmston, Professor Emeritus
California State University, Sacramento
"Emotional Literacy offers a concise and practical application of the social skills needed to be a productive, fulfilled member of society. This must-read is for everyone concerned about the development of the whole child."
Pat Wolfe, Educational Consultant
You can teach skills for emotional literacy!
To meet the complexities of today's world, we need more than intelligence—we need emotional literacy. Emotional literacy means having the skills to understand and manage emotions, to communicate effectively, and to be become an autonomous person. Unfortunately many of us are not emotionally literate enough to help others, let alone ourselves. This book combines strategies and skills with theory and research to identify some of the key skills, maps, and tools needed for emotional literacy.
The author offers jargon-free language, sidebar notes, and handy chapter summaries to help teachers foster the development of emotional literacy. Hands-on classroom examples and strategies support the ideas, and templates illustrate application of the techniques in specific settings. Hints and tips from the field are interwoven in the text.
This book focuses on:
- Background and research on emotional literacy
- Understanding and managing emotions
- Communication skills and rapport building
- Developing an internal coach
- Implications and next steps
This book is an excellent introduction to emotional literacy for teachers, principals, and staff developers, as well as teacher preparation faculty.