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Pushing the Limits: How Schools Can Prepare Our Children Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow
In Pushing the Limits, Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer draw on their experiences as educational leaders to reveal that the schools of the future exist in the here and now.
Kelly Gallagher-MacKay and Nancy Steinhauer
Creating Caring Classrooms: How to Encourage Students to Communicate, Create, and Be Compassionate of Others
This passionate book is committed to the building of respectful relationships among students, teachers, and the school community; it is about helping kids care more about their work and each other, and helping teachers care about their classroom.
Kathleen Gould Lundy, Larry Swartz
Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.
Born for Love
From birth, when babies' fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, their bodies and brains seek an intimate connection—a bond made possible by empathy, the remarkable ability to love and to share the feelings of others.
Bruce D. Perry M.D., Ph.D.
Drama Games: Techniques for Self-Development
Tian Dayton, Ph.D.
Experiential therapy is used to locate repressed feelings and re-experience them. Once we feel them in the present, we can come to terms with them and put them in their proper perspective.
101 Drama Games for Children: Fun and Learning with Acting and Make-Believe
Drama games are not staged plays but a dynamic form in which children explore their minds and the world around them. They can use their play-acting in sensory games, pantomimes, story games with puppets, in creating masks and costumes, and much more.
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to HighSchool--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle
It's the deadliest combination going: bullies who terrorize, bullied kids who are afraid to tell, bystanders who watch, and adults who see the incidents as a normal part of childhood.
Helping Children Succeed
In his international bestseller How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control and conscientiousness play a critical role in children's success.
Books for Students
Ikarus Jackson, the new boy in school, is outcast because he has wings, but his resilient spirit inspires one girl to speak up for him.
Willy and Hugh
Gentle tale of friendship and dedication
Willow Finds a Way
Dealing with bossy kids, empathy and standing up for yourself and others.
Lana Button and Tania Howells
Learning to find beauty in familiar and unlikely places.
Sharon Dennis Wyeth and Chris K. Soentpiet
Being new in neighbourhood/school - similarities & differences - qualities required for friendship - isolation and acceptance.
Norton Juster and G. Brian Karas
Voices in the Park
Learning about different perspectives on a shared experience.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
A gentle tale of friendship and dedication.
Philip C. Stead adn Erin E. Stead
Frog and Toad All Year
An anthology of stories about friendship and all that goes along with it.
Illustrations to discover terminology of a variety of feelings.
Miles Van Hout
The Hueys in The New Sweater
The importance and joy of being different.
Me and You: A though provoking take on the Goldilocks story
Individual differences - beauty found in similarities and differences - simple opposites reviewed.
Individual vs community - working together to accomplish a goal - strength in numbers - idea of 'family'.
Leon the Chameleon
Being different - emotional issues - alienation & acceptance
Making new friends - positive spin on attitudes and interests.
Derek Munson and Tara Calahan King
Head, Body, Legs: A Story From Liberia
Funny - working towards a goal, solving problems together - community stronger than the individual.
Won-Ldy Paye, Margaret H. Lippert and Julie Paschkis
Differences and similarities - making adjustments, being open - good at triggering discussions about friendships.
Starting school - kids with different capabilities - individual strengths/abilities - support and acceptance.