Emotional literacy means being able to recognise what you are feeling so that it enhances rather than interferes with thinking - a contrast with emotional expression which can mean one is driven by emotions so that it isn't possible to think.' In this, the second collection of her Guardian columns (one of the longest running and most popular of the paper) Susie Orbach again proves herself to be a clear-sighted and intelligent guide to understanding what's really going on around and within us. Her belief that we must learn how to validate emotion in public and private life remains the cornerstone of her work and has at long last, become a part of public debate.
Includes CD-Rom Research indicates that emotionally literate people perform better in many areas of their lives; relationships, achievement, careers, and that programmes teaching social and emotional competencies result in a wide range of educational gains including improved school attendance, higher motivation and higher morale. Teachers have a key role to play in facilitating the development of those skills that help children to understand and regulate their emotional lives. The book provides a comprehensive developmental framework for emotional literacy skills from nursery to year six. The main strands are: - Recognising and understanding emotions in self - Recognising and understanding emotions in others - Management and regulation of emotions - Relationships. Each strand begins with an introduction highlighting the main features, why the skills are important, how the skills will help children and examples of how they may be observed. Each objective is considered individually and differentiated activities and suggestions are given for each year group. This is a comprehensive resource for all those interested in providing a coherent and differentiated emotional curriculum. The resource provides extensive suggestions, activities and activity sheets which are printable from the CD-ROM.
Bristol Schools began to introduce some emotional literacy initiatives across all key stages, using a variety of programmes and interventions. The results are documented in a video and book, which celebrates the achievements in 10 schools. Topics include: " you can do it " Year 6 transition " locus of control " drama " PSHE lessons " Circle Time " mediation " parenting issues " assembly " puppet work. The video with explanatory book introduces a wide range of activities and inspires schools to timetable emotional literacy. Bristol City Council is grateful to the Gulbenkian Foundation. Its funding enables this package to be offered on a not for profit basis.
Creative Activities and Programs for Parents and Professionals
Author: Susan Elswick
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Children can struggle to engage with and articulate certain emotions, which can have a profound impact on their behaviour, confidence and ability to form relationships, follow instructions and perform tasks. This resource for teachers, therapists, counsellors and parents uses children's literature and some of its well-known characters, such as the Rainbow Fish and Stanley Yelnats IV from Holes, as a basis for practical activities that enable children to express and manage these emotions. Social-emotional literacy training assists students in developing important life skills such as the ability to develop good relationships and empathy skills, as well as being able to understand, manage and communicate their own emotions. This book offers an introduction to social-emotional literacy, followed by activities related to emotions such as empathy, friendship, grief and self-esteem, aiming to embed this literacy training into daily school and home activities to increase children's chances of future success.
Emotional literacy and health and wellbeing have been placed at the heart of good practice by the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, and this book provides clear guidance and lots of practical strategies for how to implement this ethos in your setting. Offering an explanation of emotional literacy, why it matters and how to make it happen in practice, this book looks at ways to promote and develop emotional literacy with young children through: - Circle Time - drama - storytelling - physical education - outdoor play - active learning It highlights the benefits of this ethos for all, and looks at how the emotionally literate setting supports inclusion and promotes achievement. Full of case studies of children aged 3 to 8, ideas for practice, photographs, points for reflection, photocopiable materials, and accompanied by a wide range of downloadable material available on the SAGE website, this is an indispensable guide for the early years practitioner. It is highly relevant to those looking at the transition from Early Years to Primary education, as well as the social, emotional and behavioural needs of young children.
A Passport to Increased Confidence, Engagement and Learning
Author: Richard Evans
Shares an approach that will help educators boost their pupils' emotional literacy, with the broader aim of nurturing a more grounded, engaged and intrinsically motivated child. Foreword by Ian Gilbert. Do teachers truly understand their pupils? And do the pupils themselves really understand their own needs? In Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy, Richard Evans reminds every school educator that behind every child is a set of circumstances so entwined - and within them a set of emotions so involved - that to ignore them is to be complicit in any educational failings. Richard's aim in this book is to help improve and harness both the educator's and their pupils' emotional literacy by promoting discussion around the often-unspoken issues that prevent children from making progress at school. He also shares with teachers a tailor-made passport template to start them on the road to deeper pupil understanding - whether it's for the girl who falls asleep at the back, the boy who needs constant support on a daily basis, or those pupils who'll need extra careful attention at parents' evening. Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy is one of a number of books in the Independent Thinking On - series from the award-winning Independent Thinking Press.
A Comprehensive Approach to Developing Emotional Literacy
Author: Katherine M Krefft
This text presents a methodical, organized approach to counseling students in emotional intelligence (EI) by detailing how to understand and direct emotions, while also keying counselors directly to the underlying emotional motivations behind the behaviors. Divided into four units, the book starts with an overview of emotions and continue to explore the nature of anger, fear, grief, and guilt. Chapters present both explanatory narratives and teen-centered activities to show how these challenging, uncomfortable feelings when unregulated may negate resiliency and lead to anxiety, bullying, depression, and teen suicide. Counselors and educators alike will benefit from the light, unexacting tone that encourages humor and levity and discusses how to handle difficult emotions without harsh and heavy overtones.
Building Confidence, Self-Esteem and Self Awareness
Author: Tina Rae
'This book should be on the shelf of every professional that works with teenagers in ANY setting. As lives become increasingly busy, emotional health andl literacy is often overlooked. In this text, Rae shows us how to create a dialogue with teenagers and reminds us that emotional health is an indicator of overall health as teenagers become adults' -Donna Duffy, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA The pressures and concerns of teenagers are at the forefront of their emotional and mental health. This resource provides young men and women with guidance and tools to recognise the importance of social skills to aid their development. The sessions and practical activities will allow students to address issues of identity, self esteem, covering topics including relationships, drugs and problem-solving. The new edition also looks at: - Gang cultures - Cyber bullying - Future pressures - Eating disorders This new resource also introduces therapeutic approaches to promote well-being, as well as offering accessible worksheets available to download online at www.sagepub.co.uk/developingemotionalliteracy Tina Rae has 25 years experience working with children, adults and families in both clinical and educational contexts within local authorities. She is currently a Professional and Academic tutor on the Doctorate in Child and Educational Psychology at University of East London.
45 lessons to develop children's emotional competence
Author: Jane Adams
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
A must have for every teacher who wants to develop the emotional competence of children in their class. This resource contains 45 lessons - more than enough for one lesson per week! The lessons each contain detailed teachers' notes, warm up games and activities, questions to ask and ideas about what to expect. Most lessons also include a photocopiable activity. The activities are divided into 5 sections: knowing myself, developing empathy, managing feelings, developing social skills and the big picture
Emotional literacy is the ability to understand one's own feelings and to empathise with others in a way that enhances living. In this work Steiner shows how emotional intelligence can be developed by following his three stage training programme. Practical exercises and questionnaires are included. First he shows how to open the heart with techniques to break down the barriers which separate us from our feelings. Next he teaches how feelings can be recognised and expressed productively, and how to listen with empathy as others express their emotions. Finally he shows how to take the responsibility by means of defining problems in relationships, accepting our role in them and making meaningful changes. Practical exercises to nurture emotional literacy skills and questionnaires which allow the reader to evaluate their EQ appear throughout, whilst real-life examples are also given.
Emotions remain largely invisible in the management of criminal justice practice. This book seeks to uncover some of the underground emotional work of practitioners and make visible the impact of both positive and negative emotions, which play a crucial role in practitioner-offender relationships. Exploring how practitioners understand, regulate and work with emotion, Knight argues that the 'soft skills' of emotion are more likely to achieve motivation and change in offenders than the 'hard' skills of punishment, monitoring and surveillance. The book examines some of the gendered implications of this practice and develops an argument for the explicit building of emotional resources within organizations to sustain the development, enhancement and support of emotional literacy in the workforce. Using practice examples, Knight reveals how practitioners can benefit from having an understanding of their own emotions and how these can impact on their practice. This unique and accessible book will be a valuable resource to practitioners across the criminal justice sector including probation officers, youth justice workers, police and prison officers, social workers, policymakers and managers, as well as scholars working within criminology, criminal justice and probation.
A Practical Guide to Developing Emotional Literacy in Primary Schools
Author: Trisha Waters
Literacy work can provide a therapeutic context in which to support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in mainstream schools. This text provides a clear theoretical rationale for therapeutic storywriting.
Straightforward guide to taking control of your emotions. Being aware of and in control of your emotions is one of the keys to success in life -- both professionally and personally. Emotional Intelligence For Dummies will show you how to take control of your emotions rather than letting your emotions control you! Discover how developing your emotional intelligence can further your relationships with others, in the workplace and at home. Emotional awareness is also a critical skill for career success, and Dr. Stein provides practical exercises for developing this skill and achieving your professional and personal goals. He also provides valuable insights into how emotional intelligence can be applied to raising children and teenagers and realizing personal happiness. Full of lively anecdotes and practical advice, Emotional Intelligence For Dummies is the ideal book for anyone who wants to get smart about their feelings and reach the next level at work and at home. Manage your emotions - identify your feelings, determine what beliefs cause negative emotions, and stop self-destructive behaviors Discover the power of empathy - read other people's emotions through facial cues and body language and show them you understand their feelings Thrive at work - find a job that's right for you, overcome hassles and fears, and develop your leadership skills Build and sustain meaningful relationships - discover how to take your partner's emotional temperature and manage emotions to grow closer Raise an emotionally intelligent child - keep your cool with your child, coax shy children out of their shells, and get your child to be less aggressive and defiant
A Programme for Children in the FS & KS1 and for Older Children who Have Language And/or Social Communication Difficulties
Author: Kate Ripley
Kate Ripley’s work in the topical area of Emotional Literacy has shown that children must first learn to discriminate and label their own emotions before they can focus on understanding other people's. This comprehensive programme is designed to assist early years practitioners help children to achieve these first important steps, the pack consists of: theoretical rationale – long and short version how the programme fits within the current legislative framework baseline assessment details pratical strategies to support the programme evaluation from pilot study bibliography and recommended materials. In addition to the book there is a CD-ROM containing a twenty minute video film showing behaviour to be addressed and intervention in action, a demonstration in powerpoint to show to colleagues and stories to use for baseline assessment.
48 activities that explore emotional issues through drawing. For many children, drawing is a more pleasurable activity than writing. These activities and worksheets use drawing as the basis for exploring emotional issues and promoting children's emotional literacy. The book is intended for anyone who spends time with children, including teachers, learning mentors, therapists and parents. It is organised in three sections: Self-esteem - The activities in this section promote a positive sense of self by helping children to identify their strengths and preferences, their achievements and aspirations, the people and things they value. Many of the activities creatively explore a sense of personal power, something that children of this age have little opportunity to do. Understanding this concept helps them to take responsibility for their emotions and actions. Emotions - In this section children identify and define a wide range of feelings, expanding their emotional vocabulary beyond the basic 'happy', 'sad' or 'angry'. More complex feelings such as jealousy, pride and embarrassment are examined, and children are encouraged to define these feelings in both words and drawings, and through personal experience. When children understand what causes strong emotional reactions, they are better able to manage their feelings in an appropriate way. Empathy - These activities encourage children to consider other people's feelings and preferences, and to think from different perspectives. Some offer specific viewpoints to focus on such as an old lady, a baby or an alien. Others promote empathetic skills such as listening. For each activity the instructions include a clearly stated aim, a suggested outline of how to conduct the activity and two optional follow-on ideas. Flexibility is central to the design: the activities can stand alone or be incorporated into an emotional literacy programme. The finished drawings can be displayed or kept by children as a visual reminder of their learning. Includes free CD Rom containing the whole book in colour. Age: 4-11.
Educators worldwide claim that as their pupils learn to control their emotional behaviour their learning improves drastically. Since 2005 the DCSF in the UK has been recommending that all primary schools incorporate emotional intelligence into all lessons. The SEAL approach has also been implemented in secondary schools making emotional literacy a key topic for all teachers. This book tackles the main issues and shows teachers exactly how they can use emotional intelligence to make a real difference to their student's literacy and overall learning abilities.
"This step-by-step program opens the door to achieving emotional power. Instructions are given on how emotional literacy—intelligence with a heart—can be learned through practicing specific exercises that foster the awareness of emotion in oneself and others, by increasing capacities to love others and oneself while developing honesty, and by taking responsibility for one's actions. Provided are instructions on how to reverse the dangerous self-destructive emotional patterns that can rule a person's life. This program shows individuals how to open their hearts and minds to honest and effective communication, how to survey the emotional landscape, and ultimately how to take responsibility for their emotional lives."