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The Emotional Advantage (Second Edition) Volume One (All Ages)

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ABSTRACT
A multi-faceted thought processing motivational economic approach on interpreting emotions and learning, integrated into a multi-platform educational process aimed towards producing individualistic progress and topic retention. Creative thought processing exercises help yield abstract thought and objectivity towards the world. Introducing and defining different information processing learning methods through story analysis, cultural, artistic, and musical expression help in accomplishing this goal. This is applicable in multiple settings and relevant on several levels of human interaction and development. Complete with original illustrations depicting each theme and photography complimenting reflections on how nature improves mental health.

My Book Adventures

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A BOOK IS A JOURNEY

My Book Adventures is a Workbook to track and commemorate the books you read. It can become used as a companion for The Emotional Advantage Curriculums or a stand-alone Workbook. Understanding how characters feel emotionally within different contexts is a wonderful exercise for building critical thinking skills and emotional intelligence. In addition, this Workbook is a memory maker for dating when books become read and how one feels about the story. There is a section to note the five elements of each story. Books are special journeys worth documenting and remembering. Finally, there is a thinking exercise to help one self-generate new ideas and creativity based on the book they are reading. Fill out the sections as you go through your reading adventure or wait until you’re completely finished with the journey. Thank you for celebrating books with me. Enjoy.

The Emotional Advantage (First Edition) Volume One (Adult Version)

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Do you enjoy exploring different  Perspectives? The Emotional Advantage applies concepts into short stories integrating emotional themes and uses different mediums of artistic expression to teach the fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence. The first of it’s kind to integrate Entertainment, Engagement, and Inspiration into a platform of learning.

 Ben The Betta

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It was a peaceful summer day… with so many reasons for happiness. But, all the other Betta’s just kept wanting to brawl in their rice patties! Even though Ben’s a Betta too, and being territorial is common among his species, he had no interest in this. He knew he was different.

Ben the Betta is about listening to your heart and finding friends in unexpected places. Never judge a book by its cover. There are different forms of animal communication and species behavior. Biodiversity is important to help promote on land AND water.

Entertaining. Educational. Engaging. Ben the Betta is a fun, heartwarming story and platform to learn about fundamental relationship dynamics and promote earth science conservation efforts. Let’s go!!

ABOUT THE BOOK
Ben the Betta is one book from a series published by The Emotional Advantage. Each book offers concepts to understand a bigger picture, emotions to realize how interactions and outcomes unfold, earth science terms to integrate the study of nature, and a self-generating thought processing exercise and activity at the end of the book to celebrate creativity, and raise self-esteem. This book is a platform to practice the MarieCyn Metacognition Method championing the ideology that if one emotion is seen from several contextual perspectives while integrated into educational concepts, it will shape to the learners own conceptualizations providing insight and aid in the decision-making process through enriching working memory and metacognition. This promotes achieving individualistic goals and increased self-esteem through compound concept integration interpretation. Pairing the perspectives with educational facts increases creativity, long-term retention rates, and the ability to apply abstract thinking. Documentation and reflection of emotional application variance increases thought process engineering of self-generated ideas and concepts.

CONCEPTS
*Listen to your heart and finding friends in unexpected places.
*Never judge a book by its cover.
*There are different forms of animal communication and species behavior. *Biodiversity is important to help promote on land AND water.

EMOTIONS
*Happy: feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
*Tranquil: free from disturbance; calm.
*Hostile: unfriendly; antagonistic.
*Sad: feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy.
*Surprise: an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing.
*Despair: the complete loss or absence of hope.
*Empathetic: showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
*Joy: A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

EARTH SCIENCE TERMINOLOGY
Coral: a hard stony substance secreted by certain marine coelenterates as an external skeleton, typically forming large reefs in warm seas.

Honeybee: a stinging winged insect that collects nectar and pollen, produces wax and honey, and lives in large communities.

Biodiversity: the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.

Labyrinth: a zoology term used to refer to the organ of intricate structure, in particular, the accessory respiratory organs of certain fishes.

Communication: the parting or exchanging of information or news.

Goal: the destination of a journey.

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About the Author

Cynthia Tosh was born in Wichita, Kansas. She loves inspiring children, preteens, and adolescents and believes they are the gatekeepers to the future. For over a decade she has enjoyed the opportunity and privilege to interact with these age groups on many levels inside multiple settings including private/homeschooled and public education, bereavement, and being a parent herself. She is an environmental conservation advocate and believes in studying earth science as a way to increase self-awareness and life satisfaction.

She holds a Master of Arts degree in Gerontology focusing on Human Development. Her Thesis Publication based on studying Moderate Physical Activity and Mood Regulation in the Older Adult. She also holds a Master of Education degree in Counseling focusing on Mental Health and School Counseling. Her Practicum based on studying Education and Bereavement. She is the creator of the quantitative and qualitative field research-based theory, MarieCyn Metacognition Method. 

She is the author, co-illustrator, and photographer of the multifaceted curriculum “The Emotional Advantage” as well as an educational consultant. She started creating art at a very young age and continued enjoying the platform for creativity through adulthood. She is the organizer and instructor for multiple early childhood education groups. In her free time, she enjoys photography, spending time with her husband, and two sons.

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. . .And Winter Came. . .
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A story about a robot running into a grieving child who lost their dog. The boy shares some cherished memories and how some don’t understand why he’s being sad and doing certain things. The robot expresses an empathetic understanding, but also envy about how the child can experience seasons and live. He describes the beauty and honesty in the changing seasons and if nothing else feels understandable or can stay counted on the seasons changing can. He tells a story of what happened to him and how winter came and it snowed and all was right and true again.
A story about seasons, the earth’s rotation, love, life, and the grief process. How the best things in life are free and the most profound meanings lie within nature.

. . .The Emotional Advantage (First Edition) Volume Two (All Ages). . .
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Innovative. Educational. Inspiring. A curriculum built on a platform of twelve months of quantitative and qualitative field research.

Questions and Answers

Here are some of the latest questions and answers about The Emotional Advantage. I’m grateful for your feedback and appreciate your time.

Q: Why integrate different learning platforms into The Emotional Advantage Curriculum?

A: To engage different learning styles.

Q: Why engage different learning styles?

A: Each learning style activates a different region of the brain. The more one uses their brain, the more one remembers what they learn.

Q: Who is The Emotional Advantage for?

A: The Emotional Advantage is for all ages. Currently, I share Quotes that inspire my creative process paired with my photography and share two articles related to emotions each week. Curriculums are for K-5, but adolescents and adults enjoy them as well. The adult curriculum is a limited edition and no longer available. There will be a book of original poems tailored for adolescents and adults released within the next year. There will also be a book of cloud photography integrating art, meteorology, and emotions for all ages released within the next year.

Q: How do I know where to start?

A: Volume One and Volume Two are nine month curriculums. And Winter Came and Ben the Betta are stories integrated with science. The theme for Ben The Betta is “Authenticity and Land and Water Conservations”. The theme for And Winter Came is “The Grieving Process and Seasonal Changes”. Both books have a think about it analysis section and artistic expression exercise.

Q: Does my child need to know how to read to do the curriculums?

A: No. All the books are teachable without required reading on the students part. Independent reading is welcome. The entire curriculum builds on self-exploration, self-improvement, self-expression, and self-growth. There is no standard measurement for success. But, there are standards met in using the curriculums. These standards and concepts are inside a rubric on this page. Everyone is welcome to learn at their own pace and celebrate progress on their own level.

Q: Must every classroom student have a copy?

A: Every purchaser is welcome to share their copy of The Emotional Advantage with their immediate family. A licensing agreement required for classroom use.

Please email me at: theemotionaladvantage@gmail.com

Q: How many should I order for my class?

A: If you are ordering for a class, you’ll qualify for a group discount rate. Please email me at: theemotionaladvantage@gmail.com

Please provide how many students you’d like to order a copy for and include any digital receipts a student’s family has verifying a previous purchased copy.

Q: What format of the curriculum should I use? Should I use an electronic format or softcover format?

A: I recommend instructors to use the softcover format. But, both instructors and students can use which ever format they choose. The most important aspect is keeping a journal of artistic expression based on the week’s emotion as these become utilized for reflection exercises later in the Volume One and Volume Two curriculums.

Q: Volume One seems easier than Volume Two. Is this on purpose?

A: Yes, Volume One uses a basic and general approach to understanding context and emotions. This offers students an opportunity to fully grasp the material and build self-confidence before entering the zone of proximal level of development. Volume One builds on itself as does Volume Two.

Q: How does artistic expression help a student?

A: When we value children’s creativity, we help them feel valued as people, raising their self-esteem.

Q: What Social-Emotional concepts do the curriculums cover?

A: They cover self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, and social awareness. The level of complexity listed inside the rubric on this page.

Q: How do I request a Free Fair Use Educational Resource List for Volume One?

A: Email me at: theemotionaladvantage@gmail.com

Q: How do the curriculums promote creativity?

A: The Emotional Advantage encourages each student to approach tasks from different perspectives. When one has practice thinking creatively, it becomes natural in all thought processing. Thinking “outside the box” is a valuable attribute in any career.

Q: How do the curriculums promote confidence?

A: The skills one develops in The Emotional Advantage not only offer a platform for how to interpret other’s emotions, but also instills confidence in the learner to name, interpret, and express their own. 

Q: How do the curriculums promote problem-solving?

A: The Emotional Advantage presents many opportunities for the learner to solve problems by applying specific evaluation strategies provided inside the curriculum. This develops skills in reasoning and understanding.

Q: How do the curriculums promote perseverance?

A: Perseverance is essential to achieving success. The Emotional Advantage is a skill-building curriculum based on individual learning styles at an individual pace. The changing dynamic but yet, predictive nature of the curriculum enables learners to engage their zone of proximal development. When the instructor guides the learner along the path of how to analyze context, the learner develops the ability to self-evaluate and self-reflect. This produces a self-generated idea based on the learners personal background and experience. This promotes problem solving skills and creative thinking. Stress and anxiety stem from unresolved or mysterious emotions. These curriculums serve as a platform to practice identifying names for emotions, their potential function, and relation to context. 

Q: How do the curriculums promote focus?

A: Identifying roles and contexts help an individual be successful in any situation. The Emotional Advantage sharpens these skills regularly. The curriculums present different species in different contexts. Some contexts are species specific. Such as the tiger is an endangered species and the emotional theme is sadness as he lost his home in the rain forest. This not only serves as a platform to learn how context and interpretation present emotional intelligence, but also raises awareness of a different perspective viewed through an endangered species eyes promoting empathy.

Q: What is the MarieCyn Metacognition method?

An individual’s ability to differentiate between what emotion they are feeling and how intensely the emotion is being felt is a vital aspect to developing emotional intelligence. Metacognition facilitates this process by thinking about thinking. This higher order thought processing promotes self-awareness and problem solving skills. There are two parts inside metacognition. First, there is the knowledge about cognition. Secondly, there is the regulation of cognition. When metacognition and the practice of an individual’s ability to differentiate between what emotion they are feeling and how intensely the emotion is being felt combine, this increases emotional intelligence and abstract thinking skills. My books use a Quantitative and Qualitative Field Research Based Theory called the MarieCyn Metacognition Method to carry out this goal. The bad emotion/good emotion stigma should end. All emotions are good. It is the way of which the emotion expresses in which a negative or positive annotation of reference may become applied. 

Using colors to define emotions is not recommended as this is a practice originated from someone else’s perspective. The books outlay a step by step way to understand multiple emotions from multiple perspectives including one’s own. Gaining this ability enhances one’s capacity to develop a solution-focused problem-solving response to life. Cultivating emotional interpretation habits can improve one’s overall quality of life as situations become fully processed and not just experienced. Emotional intelligence gives one a “leg up” if you will on processing information. Thus, the meaning for the title of the curriculumThe Emotional Advantage.