Books recommended by Dale

Anger Management Programme Primary

Session plans to control children’s anger effectively This anger management programme draws on research about the development of emotional and social intelligence which indicates that a well-balanced and emotionally mature individual will be capable of greater academic achievement since they are not psychologically involved with inner tensions and emotional turmoil. To achieve emotional maturity this programme teaches:Self-awareness Self-management Impulse control Active listening Empathy Ability to understand non-verbal cues Stress management Conflict resolution Mediation Optimistic...

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Mindfulness in the Early Years

How to introduce mindfulness practices into the daily classroom routine This resource is for early years practitioners and how they can use mindfulness as a whole class approach within their setting or classroom for young children. It covers:How to introduce mindfulness Teaching the concept of breath Guided imagery Mindful movement Mindful eating Mindful walking Using mindfulness across the curriculum How to incorporate mindfulness activities within the classroom routineThis resource is packed with different ideas and scripts that are ready for teachers to just pick up and use. It...

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The Resiliency Skills Handbook

How to develop lifelong skills in social and emotional resilience This mammoth collection of quick, engaging and effective resources brings together techniques adapted from NLP, Life-Coaching and Positive Psychology to provide an essential and flexible classroom resource for teachers working with students to promote the key skills of social and emotional resilience. Comprehensive, accessible and tried-and-tested classroom lessons are provided and cross-referenced throughout for easy identification in all the following areas:Self Awareness – Knowing myself; Understanding my...

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Activities to Help Young People Deal with Stress & Anxiety

Young people will gain an understanding of stress and anxiety and learn coping strategies with these activities There is a lot of pressure on our young people: media, social media, telephones, internet, friendships, peer groups, parents, school demands, exams and teachers. When pressure turns to stress it can be difficult for young people to manage during what is for them a time of intense physical and emotional change. This book is intended for use by those working in a variety of settings including schools, alternative education settings, Learning Support Units, Pupils Referral Units,...

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Activities to Help Young People Deal with Anger

How to address issues relating to anger and conflict using a mentoring approach These activities have a particular focus on developing skills for managing anger, conflict and relating to others. They provide specific, structured tasks that can be used during one-to-one mentoring intervention and for group work. The 20 activities include:My Anger Triggers – For students to recognise the initial signs of anger and identify some ways of defusing the emotion of anger. Anger Matrix – To give students the opportunity to map their approach to anger and visualise where they are going and where...

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Blob Anxiety Book

Essential visual tools to help people discuss and manage their anxieties Feeling anxious is a normal human response, but there are times when these feelings overwhelm us. This book provides a number of visual discussion sheets and cards to help individuals, small groups and larger gatherings share their anxieties through using visual prompts and sensitive questioning. Themes covered include:What causes us to worry The anxiety cycle Physical signs of anxiety Breaking the cycle Self-harm Eating anxieties Paranoia What helps us to relax CalmFormat: Book Photocopiable In...

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Winston The Worried Whale

A fun and captivating storytime resource that will help teachers approach the sensitive subject of worries with young children In this imaginatively illustrated picture book, loveable character Winston takes children on a journey through his own worries, in turn helping them to think about how they can ease their own. While the additional resources – printable from a FREE CD Rom – offer numerous opportunities to stimulate valuable discussion on worries. Children will feel an instant connection to Winston’s friendly nature, especially when he shares his secret with them… that even...

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The Mentor Toolkit

The essential guide for mentors working in any setting By Stephanie George As one of the UK’s leading practitioners in mentoring and a popular trainer on the topic, Stephanie George shares her vast experience in this practical resource book for learning mentors, intervention workers, behaviour mentors and pastoral support teams. Whether used within a school, pupil or student referral unit, exclusion/inclusion unit or any other educational establishment the resources in this toolkit will ultimately help improve progress and attainment. The Mentoring Toolkit includes a step-by-step guide to...

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Resilience Coping Strategies

Activities focusing on resilience in young people By Stephanie George Staff working in schools are faced with a multitude of issues in addition to teaching and learning: often these are social, emotional and mental health issues. Of social and public concern, the government has made a commitment to mental health services and provision in schools. Moves are afoot to ensure that children and young people will be taught more about mental health, including keeping safe online and cyber-bullying. This book, Resilience, the first in the Mental Health & Well-Being series, provides practical...

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Social Skills Learning

Activities to develop social skills in a practical and fun way Give children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to build up a toolbox of social skills for life with these session plans based around tried-and-tested activities. This will enable them to have the best opportunity to understand who they are and their impact on the world, as well as identifying how the world impacts on them as an individual. It gives room for reflection and practical skills for working on tricky situations that are not always taught in the home or school environment. Detailed instructions give staff...

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