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).

Feeling Selfish
Feeling selfish

Warm up Activity

The Rainbow

The pupils are asked to sit in the circle and the facilitator names the children around the circle using the colours of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The teacher then calls out one to three different colours. The pupils representing these colours are required to change places. When the facilitator calls out ‘RAINBOW’ all the pupils are required to change places. The teacher may wish to tell the children that the last two to be seated after a change would be out in order to make this slightly more exciting and fun.

Circle Talk

Prior to introducing the new feeling, the teacher can ask the pupils to feed back on the previous session's take ...

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