Integrating Prosocial Learning with Education Standards

Integrating Prosocial Learning with Education Standards demonstrates how to meet educational standards that privilege cognitive aspects of learning while also advancing prosocial or Whole Child efforts (e.g., social emotional learning, character education, and mental health promotion). The book utilizes agrowing body of research to reveal effective ways to implement a curriculum that integrates social, emotional, ethical, and civic aspects of learning with required state standards, and a wide range of "real world" examples describe how any school, anywhere, can lay a foundation for all young people to succeed.


About the Editors


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.

Integrating Prosocial Learning with Education Standards Edited by Kristie Fink, Jonathan Cohen, Sean Slade

Integrating Prosocial Learning with Education Standards 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
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