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
In this activity the teacher numbers each pupil in the circle as well as themselves. The facilitator then removes their own chair and stands in the centre of the circle prior to calling out two numbers. The pupils who have been allocated those numbers have to get up and change seats. The teacher then aims to steal one of the vacant chairs in order to leave one of the pupils without a seat. The pupil who is now standing shouts out two further numbers and, again, the pupils are required to change seats. This is continued until the whole group is mixed.
Prior to introducing the new feeling, the teacher can ask the pupils to feed back on ...