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How Social and Emotional Development Add Up

Getting Results in Math and Science Education

Norris M. Haynes Michael Ben-Avie Jacque Ensign Jonathan Cohen

208 pages
Teachers College Press
This landmark volume is essential reading for math and science teachers who are eager to find creative and stimulating ways to engage students’ interest and to boost their academic performance. A stellar group of contributors, including both psychologists and teachers, outlines the principles of social emotional learning (SEL) that educators can follow to help all students to achieve in the math and science classroom. Focusing on inner-city schools and the particular needs of African American students, the text: Presents a substantial body of empirical research, including findings of the Third International Math and Science Study Builds on what we already know about social and emotional factors in learning and applies it to the math and science curriculum, shedding new light on ways to help young people succeed academically Features many examples of successful math and science instruction that teachers can incorporate into their own classrooms Covers key topics, such as youth development, connecting with students, math and science readiness and policy, developmental pathways to achievement, success for minority students, equity and excellence, preparing students for the future, and corporate partners in the classroom
Author Bio
Norris M. Haynes is Professor of Counseling and School Psychology at Southern Connecticut State University. Michael Ben-Avie is at the Yale Child Study Center and the Center for Community and School Action Research and has coedited Rallying the Whole Village and Child by Child with James P. Comer and colleagues. Jacque Ensign is Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Seattle University.