Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power
Life Transforming Activities
- Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin - Bay Area Family Therapy & Training Associates (BAFTTA)
Learning & the Brain | School Counselling | Teaching Emotional Literacy
Proven, brain-based techniques that build social and emotional intelligence and problem-solving skills!
For a child to thrive in school today and succeed in life tomorrow, there’s no more important quality than social and emotional intelligence. Since children’s brains are still developing during the K–12 years, educators can positively influence students’ development, including strengthening essential skills such as empathy, self-management and problem-solving.
Dr. Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, one of the world’s leading experts on children and brain development, shares award-winning techniques that connect with students’ lives and concerns. Readers will find:
- A research-based approach refined through ongoing work in public schools
- Classroom exercises grouped by age, but adaptable for all grade levels
- Lively activities that keep students engaged
- Valuable content for anti-bullying initiatives and counseling programs
This new guide is an essential resource for teachers, counselors and other K–12 educators, helping them to positively shape classroom dynamics and school culture.
“The author has a way of clearly and succinctly stating how brain-based research relates to student decision-making that leads to higher levels of emotional stability, self-efficacy, and individual intelligence.”
—Laura Linde, Mentor/ Field Supervisor/ Coordinator
District 77 and Minnesota State University
"The author has a way of clearly and succinctly stating the significance of the complexity of the brain based research as it relates to student decision-making that leads to higher levels of emotional stability, self-efficacy and individual intelligence."
"Marie-Nathalie's ideas about how to boost children's socio-emotional skills are inspiring and refreshing! As a School Social Worker, I have delighted in seeing the amazed look on students' faces when they "get" how their brain works and how to harness it to be more of who they want to be. They become engaged participants in individual sessions as well as in the classroom, while teachers learn easy-to-use tools to boost what's already working instead of focusing on problem behaviors. Amongst many useful ideas, I have found the use of the super-highway metaphor most effective in teaching about the relationship between neuro-pathways and behavior."
"This book comes from one of the world's leading experts on children's skill development and provides not just theory backed by research, but an applied approach to skill development that's already been refined and proven by public school application processes. Classroom exercises are grouped by age even though many cross over grade levels, and provide educators with specific activities, with each exercise including time frame, supportive materials, educational goal overview, and special considerations."
Sample Materials & Chapters
1. What You Really Need to Know About the Brain