Helps teachers meet two of the most demanding challenges they will face in the classroom! More than 90 carefully chosen activities are presented in a developmental sequence, progressing from valuing the self to appreciating and participating in the world at large. Each lesson offers clear objectives and instructions, and many include reproducible worksheets. Activities are organized into chapters, each ending with a list of suggested readings linked to lessons in the chapter. An extensive bibliography is included at the back of the volume to help teachers select books of particular relevance to their students. Educating the Heart is a resource specifically designed to help teachers meet two of the most demanding challenges they face: building students' respect for themselves and others, and promoting both personal and social responsibility. It provides the tools teachers need to turn their classroom into a safe and productive learning environment where students are empowered to make a difference in their own lives as well as the lives of others. In the second section, lessons on interdependence encourage students to value one another and work cooperatively. Frank Siccone, Ed.D, is president of Siccone Institute, an organization that provides training and consulting services in the areas of education, business, and personal development. He is the author of 101 Ways to Develop Student Self-Esteem and Responsibility (with Jack Canfield) and The Power to Lead: A Guidebook for School Administrators on Facilitating Change. Lilia "Lulu" Lopez, Ph.D., with nearly 30 years experience as an educator, is currently serving as an elementary principal in the Alexandria City Public Schools in Alexandria, Virginia.