By Brian Matthews
James Park, Director, Antidote
"This book will be read by individuals who have an interest in bringing about change in the presentcurriculum.
School Science Review
This book reveals the huge potential of engaging pupils with their emotions in the classroom, and presents evidence that when pupils work in this way they become more co-operative and help each other to learn. The book explores how schools can move beyond a focus on cognitive attainment through an emphasis on affective engagement, to help pupils develop better relationships of all kinds and prepare them for adulthood in a fast-changing world. For teachers, the book tackles the important questions of:
- What is emotional literacy and emotional intelligence?
- How can teachers incorporate pupils' emotional development into their lessons while nourishing and enhancing achievement?
- How is it possible to have a calm atmosphere in the classroom with pupils enjoying learning together?
Based firmly on research, this innovative book gives teachers invaluable guidelines on what to concentrate on and what to avoid. It is key reading for teachers and trainee teachers as well as policymakers and all those concerned with education.