The Feelings Diary: Helping Pupils to Develop their Emotional Literacy Skills by Becoming More Aware of their Feelings on a Daily Basis
Publication Year: 2002
This book has been developed from Gillians own work in primary and secondary schools.
The publication consists of:
“comprehensive teacher notes
“lesson plans focused on emotional literacy
“copiable diary pages notes.
Facilitating this programme the teacher will:
“help students to understand, manage and express their
“extend the range of feelings and vocabulary used
“encourage emotionally literate behaviours and relationships.
An essential resource for those who want to encourage emotional development in young people.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- How can we Help to Develop Childrens' Emotional Literacy
- Research Findings
- Guidance Notes
- What Age Range is the Diary Suitable for?
- How to Use the Diary
- Using the Diary with Individuals
- Using the Diary with Small Groups
- Using the Diary with a Whole Class
- Introducing the Diary
- Privacy and Child Protection Issues
- How Long should the Diary be Kept for?
- A Six Week Programme of Activities to Support the Use of the Diary
- Week 1: Anger
- Week 2: Peaceful/Calm/Relaxed
- Week 3: Happy
- Week 4: Lonely
- Week 5: Thankful
- Week 6: Worried/Anxious
© Gillian Shotton 2002
First Printed 2002
Reprinted May 2003, May 2009
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“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[Page 36]2001) Managing Anger, Lucky Duck Publishing, Bristol.and (1996) Simple Abundance, Bantam Books, London.(1993) Circle Time, an activity book for teachers, Lucky Duck Publishing, Bristol.and (1997) Don't Sweat The Small Stuff, Hodder and Stoughton, London.(1998) Anger Management, A Practical Guide, David Fulton, London., , and (1995) Emotional Intelligence, Bloomsbury, London.(1999) Crucial Skills, Lucky Duck Publishing Ltd, Bristol.and (1993) Turn Your School Round, LDA, Cambs.(2001) Nurturing Emotional Literacy, David Fulton, London.(Useful resources for further emotional literacy workDealing with Feeling, An Emotional Literacy Curriculum, Lucky Duck Publishing, Bristol.Keep your Coooool, Stress Reducing Strategies for Key Stage 2 & 3, Lucky Duck Publishing, Bristol.andFace 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 http://www.nelig.comVisit http://www.luckyduck.co.uk to see their most recent publications on emotional matters and issues.
The Feelings Diary[Page 37]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.Covers
- 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