Imagine a classroom of students who are more relaxed, more empathetic upon listening to their classmates’ stories of fears, sadness, and angst, and more eager to communicate and share their stories. Imagine a classroom of team members who help one another resolve problems with more confidence and enthusiasm. Imagine a classroom with more positivity and a willingness to volunteer and, thus, find meaning in their lives.
As a teacher of over 30 years, Vera Hirschhorn, M.S., is excited to share and offer her new educational resource, I’m Somebody & So Are You! The Human Connection in Education: A toolkit for Teaching People Skills. In this tech age of alienation, isolation, and cyber-bullying, Vera’s five interdisciplinary teaching tools will help teachers and students experience more inner peace and more success in interpersonal relationships, academics and leadership.
“Emotional literacy is the ‘missing piece’ in American Education.”
—Dr. Maurice Elias, Psychology Professor at Rutgers University
and Director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab
“Kids don’t progress in academics until they get help with their social and emotional issues.”
—Billy Aydlett, Principal at Leataata Floyd Elementary School, Sacramento, CA