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
Getting in Order
In this activity the teacher can ask the pupils to stand in a straight line. They can then be asked to organise themselves into age order. Once this has been achieved, the teacher can check that this has been done correctly. They can then be asked to organise themselves into alphabetical order using their first name and alphabetical order using their last names. Clearly, this can be varied according to the age and ability of the group being targeted.
The idea here is to reinforce the importance of using communication skills in order to solve relatively difficult problems.
Prior to introducing the new feeling, the teacher can ask the pupils to feed back on the previous session's take ...