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 1: Introductory Session
In this initial session it will be important for the facilitator to clarify the aims of the project as a whole alongside introducing the purpose of this first session. As this is the first session in the programme, it does not follow the usual structure of subsequent sessions.
The facilitator can initially focus upon Activity 1 which includes two definitions of Emotional Literacy and also clarifies the key skills of Emotional Literacy which are due to be focused upon in the coming sessions. It may be helpful to write these two definitions on a whiteboard and to discuss them with the students at the outset alongside discussing the key skills of Emotional Literacy as follows:
- awareness of your feelings
- personal insight