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).
In this first session it will be helpful to briefly outline the main aims and objectives of the programme to the pupils. The series of lessons aim to provide the pupils with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy and emotional wellbeing. The teacher can provide an outline of the course and highlight some of the skills that the pupils will be working on. It is particularly important that this is done in a straightforward manner so as to reassure the pupils that this is not, in any sense, going to be a threatening experience. These lessons will be fun and the pupils will have the opportunity to develop their own skills within the context of a supportive and empathic group. ...