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.
This session focuses upon identifying the main causes of stress and encourages the students to consider how they manage their own stressors. There is also a focus upon the person specific nature of stress and the ways in which individuals can experience stress differently from each other. The students are encouraged to consider a range of stress management strategies and to identify those which appear to work best for them.
The facilitator can write up the initial definition for stress on the whiteboard or flip-chart in order to then elicit the students' personal definitions as to what they consider stress to be and how they experience stress. The definition is as follows:
Feeling stressed is when you feel that you have too much pressure ...