Developing Children’s Emotional Intelligence
by Shahnaz Bahman and Helen Maffini
Today’s world presents children with a wide-range of challenges that can hinder their personal and academic development. It is essential therefore, that as educators we equip children with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful not just academically but also in life.
Although there is a real pressure for schools to meet academic standards it is possible for practitioners to stimulate emotional growth through everyday classroom activities. By carefully planning a curriculum that encourages children to explore their feelings through imaginative media and make-believe play, healthy emotional growth can occur.
The authors of this timely book provide a wealth of practical tools and techniques that you can use with your children to develop their emotional intelligence.
“Feelings are a trove of learning, wisdom, and care – but it takes emotional intelligence to unlock the treasure. Blending classroom stories, research, self-reflection, and a huge toolbox of activities and practices, this book will be an excellent companion for teachers helping children develop these keys to a life well lived.” Joshua Freedman, COO, Six Seconds – The Emotional Intelligence Network and author of At the Heart of Leadership
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