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 Dominated
Feeling dominated

Warm up Activity

Reactions Game

For this game the teacher will need to collect together a headband which is either made of elasticated material or fastens with Velcro. A selection of nouns written on cards should also be prepared. These can then be attached to the headband so that the wearer can't see what is written on them. These nouns may include the following:

  • bad tempered man
  • huge giant
  • cuddly kitten
  • man-eating tiger, etc.

The pupils sit in a circle and a volunteer is chosen by the facilitator to wear the headband. One of the cards can then be attached to the front by tucking it under the elastic or using a Velcro pad. The other pupils then volunteer to act in a way ...

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