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
Clockwise or Anti-Clockwise
In this activity the pupils, once again, are arranged as for a circle time session. Two different actions are sent around the circle simultaneously by the facilitator. For example, a squeezing of the hand of the pupil on the left to travel in a clockwise direction and a tap on the elbow of the pupil to the right to travel in an anti-clockwise direction. The idea here is to have both of these actions simultaneously arrive back with the facilitator. The pupils need to be alert to the fact that they should not pass on an action before they've actually received it. It will also be helpful if they can watch carefully as to how the actions ...