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 16: Feeling Friendly
This session focuses upon identifying the characteristics, behaviours and skills of a friend alongside reinforcing the importance of empathy in developing and maintaining positive relationships. The students are given the opportunity to analyse their own skills in this area and to consider ways in which they may be able to further develop their skills.
The facilitator can elicit the students' own definitions as to feeling friendly and provide an additional prompt as follows:
Feeling friendly is when you feel empathy, kindness and loyalty to others and are willing to show it.
This icebreaker activity is entitled ‘Mirror Movements’. Each student is required to identify a partner and stand opposite him or her. Both the students are then required to imagine that there is a mirror ...