The Innerchoice Story
Our story began over 20 years ago when Innerchoice Publishing first came into existence. The centerpiece of this fledgling company was the Magic Circle Process, itself over twenty years of age. Using the fundamentals of this process, Innerchoice created the Sharing Circle strategy to facilitate growth in the areas of social interaction, awareness, and mastery.
As time went by, our commitment to educators flowed into an emerging area which today is referred to as Social and Emotional Learning.
There have been many pioneers in this work, and Innerchoice is proud to have been among them.
In 1998, Innerchoice merged its operations with Jalmar Press, and together presented educators with over 100 books and resource guides designed for use with K-12 students.
This was a major move for Innerchoice that culminated in 2005 when Jalmar and Innerchoice sold their intellectual properties to PRO-ED, Inc.
Now, in 2011, Innerchoice is once again taking a place in the educational publishing world. When Innerchoice opened its doors all those years ago, it was already providing educators with incredible resources that, even though the term was not yet widely used, aimed squarely at Social and Emotional Learning.
The Magic Circle, forebear to today’s Sharing Circle, was already producing amazing results in what was to become known as the world of EQ or Emotional Intelligence. Ahead of its time, the Sharing Circle is today the EQ Super Strategy.
With all this history here’s what we’re up to today:
Through all the years that Innerchoice has been publishing books and curriculum materials in the social-emotional realm, we’ve focused on providing educators with the finest, most readily usable and effective materials in this specialized, but expanding domain.
This web site takes us into a new era of interactive communication with those who have been, continue to be, and are yet to be our customers. This is a new way to connect. It will not replace the old ways of communicating, but it certainly adds a new and more dynamic way for all of us to join together as a family of like-minded people who care about the importance of both academic and social-emotional competence and personal well being.
This web site is an expression of the concern and our commitment to do all that we can to serve those who work with audiences for whom our materials have ultimately been created.
Of course, we want to hear from you and will welcome your insights, comments, and suggestions. But, why stop there. Email and phone conversations are great; however, as far as we’re concerned, face-to-face meetings are even better. So, let’s get together. We are participating in conferences and other gatherings all over the country. We’ll keep you advised as things are added to our calendar. We’d love to meet and talk with you so that we can learn from what you share with us and so that you can find out what Innerchoice can do to support your efforts.
There is no question that huge challenges lay before us, but our hope is that we can have our journey into the future be one of that we can enjoy together while producing the outcomes we all want for those with whom we work.