An ideal resource for primary teachers, this practical resource helps children understand anger and identify links with other emotions with an interactive program using 26 elements. They will learn skills to effectively manage their anger with activities and exercises.
New to this edition is: Information on recent initiatives on anger management in schools; Models and top tips for coping with anger; New activities and ideas; Further information for young children aged 5-9
This instructional guide for teachers comes with photocopiable worksheets and activities suitable for both group and individual work for the whole-class which are available to download online.
J Is for Joke
Show the pupils the ‘J is for Joke’ poster and talk through the following points:
- It is possible to deflect from anger quite quickly if we catch things early enough.
- Stopping what we are doing or doing something entirely different can help us to move away, both physically and emotionally, from the situation.
- Sometimes we can stop the anger from developing by quickly thinking of something funny and then forgetting about our angry feelings.
Ask the pupils to consider the following questions in a Circle Time session:
- What makes you feel happy?
- What makes you laugh and helps you to stop feeling angry?
- Can you tell a joke ...