This new edition of the bestselling Dealing with Feeling provides teachers of children aged 5-8 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy and emotional well-being. As before, it is firmly supported by a wealth of research which links children's mental and physical health to the development of emotional literacy.
In this second edition, Tina Rae emphasises the development of emotional literacy skills and specifically the development of an emotional vocabulary, empathy, tolerance, resilience and motivation. The focus upon managing more complex and uncomfortable feelings is central to the programme and pupils are introduced to a variety of strategies and techniques which can be applied across a broad range of contexts. The use of role play to develop joint problem solving skills is unique, as is the way in which solution-focused strategies and personal construct psychology permeates the worksheet activities, self-reflection activities and take-home tasks.
Packed with teacher-friendly sessions, this book clearly fulfils the requirements of the PSCHE curriculum and Healthy Schools agenda whilst also complimenting and building upon many of the themes in the SEAL curriculum (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning).
Tina Rae has over 25 years’ experience working with children, adults and families in both clinical and educational contexts within local authorities and specialist educational services. Tina specialises in social, emotional and behavioural disorders and difficulties. She has undertaken research in the areas of engagement and disaffection with learning in young people, debriefing following critical incidents, attachment disorders, emotional wellbeing and the psychological assessment of young offenders. Tina is also a prolific author and has written extensively on topics such as wellbeing, attachment, emotional literacy, behavioural problems, anger and stress management, critical incidents, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused brief therapy, loss and bereavement in young people, youth offending and social skills development. Tina also contributes to national and international conferences and events on a regular basis, including those for the Social and Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA), ENGAGE and Optimus whilst also providing training courses for school-based staff in both special and mainstream contexts and Educational Psychology services across the country. Tina is a member of the SEBDA council and co-opted member of the ENGAGE National committee
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