Firmly supported by a wealth of research linking children’s mental and physical health to emotional well being, this new edition of the bestselling Dealing with Feeling provides teachers of children aged 5–8 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy. In this second edition, Tina Rae emphasizes the development of empathy, tolerance, resilience, and motivation as well as an emotional vocabulary. The text helps teachers introduce students to a variety of techniques for managing more complex and uncomfortable feelings in a variety of situations. Solution-focused strategies are woven into: Worksheet tasks Self-reflection activitiesTake-home assignmentsPacked with teacher-friendly sessions, this book fulfills the requirements of the PSCHE curriculum and Healthy Schools agenda and also complements the SEAL curriculum (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning).
Warm up Activity
In this game the pupils are organised into two groups. Each group is asked to stand in line with a clear space between each pupil. This is to ensure that only the pupils at the front of the line are able to hear the whispered message. The teacher is required to sit on a chair some distance from the two groups and to explain to them that they are going to whisper an action to the two pupils at the front of the line. These pupils then whisper this action to the second pupil in their line, who then whispers it on to the third and so on. Once the whisper has reached the last pupil in the ...