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 Betrayed
Feeling betrayed

Warm up Activity

Disagree or Agree

The pupils can sit as for a circle time session and be paired with the person sitting directly next to them. The teacher can go around the circle labelling each pair of children as either an ‘agree pair’ or a ‘disagree pair’. The teacher can then read out a series of statements, one at a time, and explain to the pupils that they are to work in groups in order to come up with reasons why they would disagree or agree with each of the statements. These might include the following:

  • Girls are better readers than boys.
  • Rabbits make better pets than cats.
  • Television is not good for children.
  • All children should wear school uniform.
  • Girls should ...
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