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Integrating Prosocial Learning with Education Standards


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Table of Contents

I. Introduction and Overview of Volume

Overview - Jonathan Cohen, Kristie Fink, and Sean Slade

Chapter 1. Whole Child and Learning Standards: A Potential Paradigm Shift

Sean Slade.

Chapter 2. Prosocial Goals, Strategies, Resources and Common Core Standards Alignment

Jonathan Cohen and the National School Climate Center II. Creating a Climate for learning: School climate reform as a strategy that mobilizes the whole village to support the whole child Overview - Jonathan Cohen Chapter 3. The Core of the Matter: A Case Study Patricia A. Ciccone and Jo Ann Freiberg Chapter 4. The Missing but Essential Keys to Student Growth and Success: Integrating A Whole Child Approach, Prosocial Education and School Climate Reform with Common Core Kristie Fink and Jonathan Cohen Chapter 5. Rethinking Bullying to Promote Academic Achievement Deborah A. Temkin III. Instructional efforts that support the whole child and the Common Core Overview - Kristie Fink Chapter 6. Building a School Climate that Fosters Mathematical Brilliance: Bringing Character to the Common Core State Standards Bob Coulter and Melinda C. Bier Chapter 7. The Importance of Teaching Digital Citizenship: A Character Development Essential Karen Geller Chapter 8. Engaging the Whole Child through Academic Service-Learning
Teri Dary and Betty Edwards Chapter 9. Using Restorative Practices to Advance Both Prosocial Education and the Common Core Ted Wachtel Chapter 10. Creating Ethical Decision-Makers in the Era of Common Core: Honoring College and Career Readiness and Social-Emotional Learning Jocelyn Stanton Chapter 11. Next steps - Truly supporting the whole child and the whole school community - Teachers, PLCs, and the Community Sean Slade, Jonathan Cohen and Kristie Fink Appendix - The School Climate Improvement Process: Tasks and Challenges Biographies Index

About the Author

Kristie Fink is lecturer and alternative route to teacher licensure coordinator at the School of Teacher Education and Leadership, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Utah State University, USA. Jonathan Cohen is founder and president of the National School Climate Council (NSCC); adjunct professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA; co-editor, The International Journal on School Climate and Violence Prevention; and co-author and editor of more than 85 peer reviewed papers, chapters, and books. Sean Slade is director of outreach and Whole Child programs at ASCD (formerly known as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). He has more than 25 years of experience in education focusing on areas of school reform that relate to education, health, well-being, resilience, and school climate.


This insightful volume focuses on the critical challenge facing our educational system: how to develop supportive, engaging, and healthy schools and educators that successfully enhance the social, emotional, ethical, civic, and academic competence of all students. Fink, Cohen, Slade, and other field leaders brilliantly connect multiple perspectives and share research-based and practical strategies that powerfully educate students to become knowledgeable, responsible, caring, and contributing members of society.

--Roger P. Weissberg, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

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