In The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education, Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge provide educators with a rationale for incorporating three core skill sets in the classroom—understanding self, other, and the larger systems within which we operate—and show why these competencies are needed to help students navigate a fast-paced world of increasing distraction and growing interconnectedness. The book also offers examples of model educational programs that include these competencies in their curriculum, and shares best practices for introducing them in schools.
We put together a Focus Back-to-School Bundle package to help educators, school administrators and parents apply these concepts in the classroom.
The Focus Back-to-School Bundle includes:
The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education by Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge
Cultivating Focus: Techniques for Excellence by Daniel Goleman
Focus for Kids: Enhancing Concentration, Caring and Calm by Daniel Goleman
Focus for Teens: Enhancing Concentration, Caring and Calm by Daniel Goleman
You may also be interested in the Focus posters for kids and teens.
EXCERPT: Emotional Literacy in School
Below is an excerpt from Daniel Goleman’s LinkedIn article, The Case for Teaching Emotional Literacy in School:
Naming emotions accurately helps children be clearer about what is going on inside – essential both to making clearheaded decisions and to managing emotions throughout life.
Self-awareness – turning our attention to our inner world of thoughts and feelings – allows us to manage ourselves well. An inner focus lets us understand and handle our inner world, even when rocked by disturbing feelings. This is a life skill that keeps us on track throughout the years, and helps children become better learners.
For instance, when children tune in to what engages them, they connect with the intrinsic motivation that drives them. If a child is just following the teacher’s goals for what she should learn and not thinking much about her own goals, she can develop an attitude that school is all about other people’s agendas – and fail to tap her inner reservoir of motivation and engagement. On the other hand, attuned teachers can use students’ interests to excite them.
Self-awareness also has an ethical dimension. As we go through life, the sense that we are on course with our values becomes an inner rudder. In our life and career this can blossom into “good work” – a potent combination of what engages us, what matters to us, and what we can accomplish successfully.
In the school years, the equivalent is “good learning” – being engaged with what enthuses us and what feels important.
Read how it works here > https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140810135216-117825785-the-case-for-teaching-emotional-literacy-in-schools?trk=mp-author-card