Thank you, Thank you. I have been looking for months for an EL course for secondary pupils. This book is fantastic' - Anne Sinar, Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator, Beacon Hill High School, Blackpool There is an increasing demand for resources to support teachers in developing young peoples emotional literacy. The 20 lessons explore a range of feelings and provide facilitator notes and activities to help young people: " recognise their emotions in order to be able to label or define them " manage their emotions in order to develop and sustain positive relationships. The 20 lessons include: " introduction to an emotion and warm-up " questions for Circle Time and activities " take home tasks and reinforcement " ideas for a plenary session. Includes photocopiable resources and printable worksheets on the CD. As with all Tinas books this is a practical resource which will engage young people.

Introduction and Background

Introduction and background

During recent years there appears to have been an increased demand for resources and materials that support parents or carers in the process of developing children's Emotional Literacy. This demand may be linked to the Government's agenda on social inclusion that aims to ensure that even the most difficult and socially unskilled people can be included within the school context. The main impetus for developing this programme is the research that highlights the importance of developing these skills (Apter 1997 and Baker 1998, Goleman 1996, Grant 1992 and Rudd 1998).

Many of the resources currently available focus primarily on developing Emotional Literacy by fostering children's ability to cope effectively with their emotions and behaviours in a range of contexts. Developing such ...

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