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).

Notes for Teachers: How to Use the Programme

Notes for teachers: How to use the programme

The 40 lessons in this programme can be delivered in sequence as they begin with a focus on the most commonly understood and experienced feelings prior to moving on to more sophisticated feelings. However, once the first 5 lessons have been delivered, it can be assumed that the majority of feelings subsequently covered can be defined as more sophisticated. The teacher can therefore adopt a flexible approach in terms of selecting and adapting lessons for use with individuals, groups or whole classes.

Warm-Up Activity

These activities are intended to initially break down barriers and set a positive and relaxed ethos for the lesson. Many of the activities and games make use of ...

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