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
This game requires adequate space as the pupils are asked to walk around together. The teacher is required to make enough small cards for each pupil to have one – the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 are written on the cards in approximately equal numbers, leaving the last two or three cards blank. For example, if there are 28 pupils in the group then the facilitator would make five matching sets of five, i.e. five 1's, five 2's up to five 5's, leaving three cards blank. On each of these blank cards the facilitator can write a number that is not being used – a different one on each card. For example, 7, 8 and 9. The ...