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Coaching Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom

A Practical Guide for 7-14, 1st Edition

By Steve Bowkett, Simon Percival


128 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Coaching Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom is a practical resource to help Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 teachers explore and understand a range of concepts, principles and techniques gathered under the term ‘emotional intelligence’, and the way that this powerfully influences pupils’ behaviour and learning in the classroom. Creative activities are suggested throughout, leading towards a more explicit focus on coaching methods to help pupils become independent, creative and effective learners able to set goals, generate ideas, solve problems and arrive at reasoned decisions.

This book focuses on five key areas:

  • self-awareness
  • innovative and inventive thinking
  • independent enquiry
  • collaborative learning
  • communication skills.

Dealing in an engaging way with social and emotional aspects of learning, personalised learning, thinking skills and social inclusion, the authors offer teachers all of the necessary tools to help pupils build life- and people-skills which will extend beyond school. It will be of interest to all practising teachers, teaching assistants and school counsellors working with young people.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. EI Basic Skills 2. Coaching, Creativity and EI: the Connection 3. Encouraging Creativity 4. Conscious and Subconscious 5. Key Principles 6. Developing Resourcefulness 7. Raising Self-Awareness 8. Take Responsibility 9. Building Confidence and Belief In Yourself 10. Improving Decision Making 11. Nurturing a Positive Outlook 12. How We Shape Ourselves 13. Values – the ruler inside us 14. Belief – what we think we know 15. Overcoming Obstacles 16. The Winged Football and Other Metaphors 17. Managing Emotions 18. EI and the Three-Legged Stool 19. Effective Questioning 20. Really Listening 21. Building Rapport 22. A Coaching Model 23. Appreciate Now 24. What Do You Want? 25. How Will You Get There? 26. How Did It Go?

About the Authors

Steve Bowkett is a full-time writer, storyteller, educational consultant and hypnotherapist. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the Countdown series of books for Routledge.

Simon Percival is a former teacher who as a qualified and experienced coach now runs his own practice helping individuals, including students, reach their personal and professional goals.

The authors offer PeopleWise workshop sessions for pupils, and INSET that extend the techniques in the book to demonstrate what creative coaching in the classroom looks like, sounds like, feels like.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Counseling / General
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Secondary