The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion, and Character at School

3.81 avg rating
( 54 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780871203731: The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion, and Character at School
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Based on the deeply moving stories and profound questions of students themselves, each chapter responds to the yearnings young people express: Deep Connection, Meaning and Purpose, Silence, Joy, Creativity,  Transcendence, and Initiation--each evokes a gateway to inviting soul into the classroom.

Without healthy forums led by responsible adults, young people seek these  gateways on their own, sometimes in destructive ways like drugs, sex,  suicide, hazing, and even murder. Helping students find constructive ways to express their longings increases their motivation to learn; stay in school; strengthen ties to family and friends; and approach adult life with vitality, character, and vision.

This practical and inspirational sourcebook will support school communities that are committed to preventing violence and alienation and producing responsible, caring citizens.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The Soul of Education offers an inspiring, hopeful, and much-needed antidote to the malaise that afflicts too many children . . . a practical, inclusive, and sensitive guide for helping young people connect with their spiritual yearnings. -- Dan Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

Kessler celebrates the diversity of beliefs in our free country. . . . But she wisely understands the spiritual emptiness of our times and knows that we ignore the souls of our children at their peril, and ours. Children need encouragement and guidance in struggling with the deeper meaning and purpose of life in a society that glorifies the material over the spiritual. -- Marian Wright Edelman, president, The Children's Defense Fund

Wonderfully mature, insightful, and candid about the challenges we all face, smart about how she proceeds toward addressing them, Kessler does a superb job of going to the root of what's most missing in our public education system, reframing and legitimizing it effectively. -- State Senator John Vasconcellos, California

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rachael Kessler
Published by ASCD (2000)
ISBN 10: 0871203731 ISBN 13: 9780871203731
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ASCD, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0871203731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rachael Kessler
Published by ASCD (2000)
ISBN 10: 0871203731 ISBN 13: 9780871203731
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ASCD, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0871203731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rachael Kessler
Published by ASCD (2000)
ISBN 10: 0871203731 ISBN 13: 9780871203731
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ASCD, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB019L4KQM2

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rachael Kessler
Published by ASCD (2000)
ISBN 10: 0871203731 ISBN 13: 9780871203731
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ASCD, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB01FKU97ZS

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kessler, Rachael
Published by ASCD 3/15/2000 (2000)
ISBN 10: 0871203731 ISBN 13: 9780871203731
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ASCD 3/15/2000, 2000. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion, and Character at School. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780871203731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rachael Kessler
Published by ATLANTIC BOOKS, United Kingdom (2000)
ISBN 10: 0871203731 ISBN 13: 9780871203731
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ATLANTIC BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Based on the deeply moving stories and profound questions of students themselves, each chapter responds to the yearnings young people express: Deep Connection, Meaning and Purpose, Silence, Joy, Creativity, Transcendence, and Initiation--each evokes a gateway to inviting soul into the classroom. Without healthy forums led by responsible adults, young people seek these gateways on their own, sometimes in destructive ways like drugs, sex, suicide, hazing, and even murder. Helping students find constructive ways to express their longings increases their motivation to learn; stay in school; strengthen ties to family and friends; and approach adult life with vitality, character, and vision. This practical and inspirational sourcebook will support school communities that are committed to preventing violence and alienation and producing responsible, caring citizens. Seller Inventory # APC9780871203731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kessler, Rachael
Published by ASCD (2018)
ISBN 10: 0871203731 ISBN 13: 9780871203731
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ASCD, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0871203731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Rachael Kessler
Published by ATLANTIC BOOKS, United Kingdom (2000)
ISBN 10: 0871203731 ISBN 13: 9780871203731
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ATLANTIC BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Based on the deeply moving stories and profound questions of students themselves, each chapter responds to the yearnings young people express: Deep Connection, Meaning and Purpose, Silence, Joy, Creativity, Transcendence, and Initiation--each evokes a gateway to inviting soul into the classroom. Without healthy forums led by responsible adults, young people seek these gateways on their own, sometimes in destructive ways like drugs, sex, suicide, hazing, and even murder. Helping students find constructive ways to express their longings increases their motivation to learn; stay in school; strengthen ties to family and friends; and approach adult life with vitality, character, and vision. This practical and inspirational sourcebook will support school communities that are committed to preventing violence and alienation and producing responsible, caring citizens. Seller Inventory # APC9780871203731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kessler, Rachael
Published by ASCD (2000)
ISBN 10: 0871203731 ISBN 13: 9780871203731
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ASCD, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9780871203731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Rachael Kessler
Published by ASCD
ISBN 10: 0871203731 ISBN 13: 9780871203731
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ASCD. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 202 pages. Foreword by Parker Palmer How can educators and parents of diverse backgrounds come together to find ways to invite soul into schools How do educators address soul in education without violating the separation of church and state or the deeply held beliefs of families and students In this book, Rachael Kessler shows how. Based on the deeply moving stories and profound questions of students themselves, each chapter responds to the yearnings young people express: Deep Connection, Meaning and Purpose, Silence, Joy, Creativity, Transcendence, and Initiation--each evokes a gateway to inviting soul into the classroom. Without healthy forums led by responsible adults, young people seek these gateways on their own, sometimes in destructive ways like drugs, sex, suicide, hazing, and even murder. Helping students find constructive ways to express their longings increases their motivation to learn; stay in school; strengthen ties to family and friends; and approach adult life with vitality, character, and vision. This practical and inspirational sourcebook will support school communities that are committed to preventing violence and alienation and producing responsible, caring citizens. Rachel Kessler, the director of The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning and a coauthor of the ASCD book Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: A Guide for Educators, is a consultant for curriculum and professional development living in Boulder, Colorado. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780871203731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book