This book has been developed from Gillians own work in primary and secondary schools.

The publication consists of:

“comprehensive teacher notes

“lesson plans focused on emotional literacy

“copiable diary pages notes.

Facilitating this programme the teacher will:

“help students to understand, manage and express their

own emotions

“extend the range of feelings and vocabulary used

“encourage emotionally literate behaviours and relationships.

An essential resource for those who want to encourage emotional development in young people.



Emotional Literacy can be defined as the ability to recognise, understand and appropriately express your emotions. This is something that is very to difficult to do all of the time. We often find that we are not even aware of how we are feeling, yet those feelings have a powerful impact on our behaviour. For some of us, the problem is that we seldom express our feelings, keeping them securely pressed down inside. But sometimes they leak out when we don't want them to. For others, the problem is more about expressing those feelings appropriately, in the right time, place and manner, without making ourselves look ridiculous or letting others get hurt.

It's comforting to think that this is by no means a new problem, ...

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