Author: Carlos Goñi, Arpa 2022 Summary: Brief reflections on practical philosophy to bring us closer to happiness in everyday life. The author proposes transforming fifty small habits, such as gratitude, humour, study, audacity, silence and optimism, into enriching and virtuous daily habits. In this book, the author tries to understand these virtues, to show why we need them and how we can use them to build a fairer, freer and happier world.
Understanding character education. Approaches, Applications and Issues
Author: P. Watts, M. Fullard & A. Peterson, Open University Press 2021 Summary: This book introduces readers to the key ideas, practices and concepts that are shaping character education in schools today. The book explores the principles on which character education is based and the pedagogical practices that ensure it comes to life in schools.
Educar el carácter
Author: Alfonso Aguiló, Palabra 1992 Summary: With a positive, down-to-earth tone and a fast-paced, readable style, readers will find the ideas they need to determine which aspects contribute to improving an adolescent’s character. A help for parents and educators.
La familia, la primera escuela de las emociones
Author: Mar Romera, Ediciones Destino 2017 Summary: This book exposes the most common difficulties and conflicts that parents can encounter in the learning process of the youngest children, and proposes ways of acting that will help in the relationship between parents and children to increase their capacity for analysis and action. Nowadays we know that good emotional management is key to our well-being, and for this reason, the education of emotions has become the fundamental pillar of the 21st century. It is important to educate children about emotions so that they can recognise and identify them and teach them how to live with them.
Educar para ser. El reto de acompañar en busca de sentido
Author: J. B. García & F. Riquelme, Innovación Educativa SM 2020 Summary: This book contains reflections by practising teachers who think and feel education as a transforming action at the social, community and personal levels. According to the authors, the role of the teacher is to create the right framework for students to find the best conditions for learning. The challenge of education begins with the transformation of the educator with the aim of knowing how to accompany in the development of meaning, of a deep purpose of the human being, for a full life, shared from the identity, values and talents of the student.
Hagamos que sus vidas sean extraordinarias
Author: J. Grané & A. Forés, Octaedro 2020 Summary: This book is written in the belief that education can change the world. Resilient schools are those that dare to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Schools can change the world if they teach us to be resilient, to be ourselves, to develop and to live fully. The authors break down twelve actions that respond to how to educate for resilience, how to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, in everyday education.
How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk
Author: A. Faber & E. Mazlish, Scribner Books Co 2012 Summary: This book on education provides the information you need to be more effective and supportive with your children. The authors’ practical and respectful approach makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. Their communicative methods, illustrated with drawings that show skills in practice, offer innovative ways of solving common problems. The book teaches how to: deal with your child’s negative feelings, express anger without hurting, set firm limits while preserving goodwill, or resolve family conflicts peacefully.
Raising strong daughter in a toxic culture
Author: Meg Meeker, Regnery Publishing 2021 Summary: Parents have never faced tougher challenges than they do today. Our culture bombards our daughters with unhealthy role models, silences the consequences of their actions and adds to the confusion of adolescent girls. The author knows what makes young girls strong and happy and what is healthy for our daughters. Combining experience with common sense, she explains the eleven steps that will help your daughter, whether she is a toddler or a teenager, achieve a fulfilling life.
Familia en armonía
Author: Fernando Sarráis, Palabra 2019 Summary: The main component of a happy family is love between all members, but especially the spouses. When people feel loved, they feel valuable and their self-esteem is positive. Positive self-esteem is the basis for the emotional security and independence of people who are psychologically mature. All members of the family have to be very aware that a happy family is more important than success in the extra-familial world, as the family and family tasks are often put in second or third place. In this book, the author tries to help spouses to love intensely, faithfully and perseveringly, so that the marriage bond is a source of happiness for the spouses and the basis for an education for the maturity and autonomy of their children.
Running for my life
Author: L. Lomong & M. Tabb, Thomas Nelson Publishers 2012 Summary: This book is the biography of a young man who, against all odds, is able to pursue a dream. In this book, Lopez Lomong tells how he went from being a poor child soldier in Sudan’s civil war to becoming an American Olympic athlete sponsored by Nike, how he survived the terrible Kakuma refugee camp without his family, and how he managed to escape from a future of hopelessness. Lomong’s life is proof that in the greatest darkness, God can shine light and offer hope to those who have lost it. An example of courage, hard work and tenacity to achieve one’s ideals.
Of Boys and Men- Why the Modern Men is Struggling, Why It Matters and What to Do about It
Author: Richard V. Revees, Swift Press 2022 Summary: Boys are falling behind at school and college because the educational system is structed in ways that put them at a disadvantage. Structural challenges require structural solutions, and this is what Richard V. Reeves proposes in Of Boys and Men: starting boys at school a year later than girls; getting more men into caring professions; rethinking the role of fatherhood outside of a nuclear family context.