The Feelings Diary: Helping Pupils to Develop their Emotional Literacy Skills by Becoming More Aware of their Feelings on a Daily Basis


Shotton Gillian

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

  • Chapters
  • Front Matter
  • Back Matter
  • Copyright

    View Copyright Page


    I write myself into well-being”. Nancy Mair

    Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth”.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.”

    Fyodor Dostoyevski

    We honour ourselves and our friends when we tell them how we feel.”

    Theodore Isaac Rubin
  • References and Useful Resources

    Angwin, F. and Foster, J. (2001) Managing Anger, Lucky Duck Publishing, Bristol.
    BanBreathnach, S. (1996) Simple Abundance, Bantam Books, London.
    Bliss, T. and Tetley, J. (1993) Circle Time, an activity book for teachers, Lucky Duck Publishing, Bristol.
    Carlson, R. (1997) Don't Sweat The Small Stuff, Hodder and Stoughton, London.
    Faupel, A., Herrick, E., and Sharp, P. (1998) Anger Management, A Practical Guide, David Fulton, London.
    Coleman, D. (1995) Emotional Intelligence, Bloomsbury, London.
    Johnson, P. and Rae, T. (1999) Crucial Skills, Lucky Duck Publishing Ltd, Bristol.
    Mosely, J. (1993) Turn Your School Round, LDA, Cambs.
    Sharp, P. (2001) Nurturing Emotional Literacy, David Fulton, London.
    Useful resources for further emotional literacy work
    Rae, T.Dealing with Feeling, An Emotional Literacy Curriculum, Lucky Duck Publishing, Bristol.
    Rae, T. and Robinson, G.Keep your Coooool, Stress Reducing Strategies for Key Stage 2 & 3, Lucky Duck Publishing, Bristol.
    Face it, A deck of 52 cards which display 13 different expressions across a variety of age groups. Ten different games are given. Some are simple enough to use with key stage one children, other games are suitable for use with key stages two and three. Available though Smallwood Publishing, Tel: 01304 226900.
    All about me, A useful communication game that helps pupils to talk about their feelings in a small group setting. Available through Smallwood Publishing on 01304 226900.
    For further resources and information about emotional literacy in general visit the National Emotional Literacy Interest Group website at
    Visit to see their most recent publications on emotional matters and issues.

    The Feelings Diary

    Photocopiable Sheets

    There are many different types of photocopies in schools, from simple one page copiers to sophisticated machines that copy double sided and collate the pages. We have tried to provide copiable sheets that will suit all machines. Our key copies are double sided. They can be used whilst bound into the book or removed by neatly cutting along the dotted lines.

    • Front and back cover
    • Inside front and back cover

    These are best copied onto coloured paper or card.

    Diary Sheets

    To provide maximum flexibility and to allow the facilitator to produce as many weeks of the diary as suits the duration of the programme, the diary sheets are not specific to a day of the week.

    We have provided the following diary model.

    • The pupils can colour/shade/tick the day of the week and/or inset the date
    • Alternatively, the teacher could inset the appropriate dates before photocopying
Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website