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.
Session 9: Feeling Listened to
This session focuses on promoting listening behaviours and highlights the importance of maintaining good eye contact, appropriate body language, allowing personal space requirements, turn-taking skills, non-verbal behaviours and their importance in communication alongside the importance of developing empathy. The students are asked to participate in a range of role-play activities in which they demonstrate both appropriate and inappropriate listening behaviours. They are also then required to consider the kinds of feelings they experience when they are evidently not being listened to and the feelings they may or may not engender in others when they appear not to be listening to others. The students are encouraged to consider how they adjust their facial expression, head movements, posture, spatial distance, eye contact ...