Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge provide educators with a rationale for incorporating three core skill sets in the classroom-understanding self, other, and the larger systems within which we operate-and show why these competencies are needed to help students navigate a fast-paced world of increasing distraction and growing interconnectedness. The book also offers examples of model educational programs that include these competencies in their curriculum, and shares best practices for introducing them in schools. "Two seminal educational thinkers have written a slim book with big ideas that are well worth pondering." -Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education "Every practitioner, researcher, policy maker, parent, and child advocate should read this book. Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge describe the compelling impacts that social and emotional learning and systems education have on student achievement and behavior. They also propose next steps that schools should take to provide benefits for all students." -Roger P. Weissberg, PhD Chief Knowledge Officer, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)