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 13: Feeling Empathic
In this session the students are encouraged to formulate their definitions of empathy and to articulate how and when they experience this feeling state. They are encouraged also to distinguish between empathy and sympathy in order to avoid confusing the two feelings. Developing the ability to empathise with others is also focused on in the activities which include analysing how others are feeling and attempting to identify and articulate the feelings of significant others. The students are also encouraged to empathise with others in the problem-solving process and to recognise how solutions will generally be easier to construct when there is real empathy between the problem-solver and the person with the problem.
The facilitator can elicit the students' definitions as to the nature ...