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Teaching for Intellectual and Emotional Learning (TIEL): A Model for Creating Powerful Curriculum

reviewed by Maurice J. Elias - August 14, 2009

coverTitle: Teaching for Intellectual and Emotional Learning (TIEL): A Model for Creating Powerful Curriculum
Author(s): Christy Folsom
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1578868734, Pages: 264, Year: 2008
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The intellectual and social-emotional demands of our rapidly changing world require that educators traverse new teaching terrain. Students from elementary to graduate school need to develop a wide range of intellectual skills that have often received limited attention in classrooms.  These include the self-organization skills of decision making, planning, problem solving, creative thinking, and self-directed research, as well as the ability to search and use their memories. At the same time, compassion, social responsibility, and ethics need to be taught and nurtured…. Learning these intellectual skills and social-emotional characteristics is no longer optional. In the world in which our students are being educated, this topography can no longer be left only to that rare teacher who seems to naturally incorporate the deeper intellectual and social-emotional aspect of learning into his or her teaching. All teachers and their students need access to fundamental knowledge that can promote thinking and emotional learning.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 14, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15751, Date Accessed: 11/30/2020 2:26:56 AM

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  • Maurice Elias
    Rutgers University
    MAURICE J. ELIAS, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University, Academic Director of the Rutgers Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships program, Coordinator of the Internship Program in Applied, School, & Community Psychology, and Director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab. Recent publications include The Educatorís Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom (Corwin Press, 2006), and Urban Dreams: Stories of Hope, Character, and Resilience (2008, Hamilton Books). His most recent project is the development of a set of on-line courses at Rutgers leading to credentials in Social-Emotional and Character Development instruction and coordination.
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