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Crucial Skills

Crucial Skills Author Penny Johnson
ISBN-10 9781446264713
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 98
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This programme is aimed at students (aged 11 to 16) with challenging and angry behaviours leading to disaffection and disciplinary problems. The handbook includes teacher notes, lesson plans and photocopiable resources. The 10 lessons and follow up work empower students to: " reflect on behaviour and consequences " recognise and understand feelings " develop strategies to control angry outbursts " respond to conflict without anger " resolve relationship difficulties. The programme promotes self-belief in students that they can effect change in their behaviour and achieve a positive outcome to reduce the risk of exclusion.



Teaching Anger Management and Problem solving Skills for 9 12 Year Olds

Teaching Anger Management and Problem solving Skills for 9 12 Year Olds Author Brian Marris
ISBN-10 1412919355
Release 2006-05-09
Pages 77
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This practical, innovative resource for teachers of 9-12 year olds who exhibit difficult behavior helps children safely address typical difficulties through activities and group discussion.



Emotional Survival

Emotional Survival Author Tina Rae
ISBN-10 9781446202708
Release 2004-05-14
Pages 164
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Thank you, Thank you. I have been looking for months for an EL course for secondary pupils. This book is fantastic' - Anne Sinar, Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator, Beacon Hill High School, Blackpool There is an increasing demand for resources to support teachers in developing young peoples emotional literacy. The 20 lessons explore a range of feelings and provide facilitator notes and activities to help young people: " recognise their emotions in order to be able to label or define them " manage their emotions in order to develop and sustain positive relationships. The 20 lessons include: " introduction to an emotion and warm-up " questions for Circle Time and activities " take home tasks and reinforcement " ideas for a plenary session. Includes photocopiable resources and printable worksheets on the CD. As with all Tinas books this is a practical resource which will engage young people.



The Anger Alphabet

The Anger Alphabet Author Tina Rae
ISBN-10 9781446271193
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 192
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'The Anger Alphabet is invaluable for those who work with young people as professionals in either education or social care. This second edition gives sound advice, practical activities, and a clearly structured programme of experiences with new illustrations, activities for outdoors and new practical tools such as charts, checklists and lists of strategies for young people, their parents and their teachers' Terri Harrison, Nature Nurture Project, Camphill School, Aberdeen An ideal resource for primary teachers, this practical book helps children understand anger and identify links with other emotions with an interactive programme 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. 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.



Anger Management Games for Children

Anger Management Games for Children Author Deborah Plummer
ISBN-10 9781843106289
Release 2008
Pages 159
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This book helps adults to understand, manage and reflect on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. It covers the theory behind the games, and includes a broad range of activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups.



Escape from Exclusion

Escape from Exclusion Author Brian Marris
ISBN-10 1904315348
Release 2004-06-01
Pages 156
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SHORT LISTED FOR TES/NASEN TEACHING AND LEARNING BOOK AWARD 2004 `A useful programme for any secondary school looking for a framework to support anger management and problem solving with groups of at risk pupils' - Special Needs Information Press An emotionally literate approach to supporting excluded and disaffected students at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4. This 15 session programme was initially devised to support excluded pupils at the Hillingdon Tuition Centre. It has been adapted to assist students who are disaffected and at risk of exclusion. The ESCAPE programme covers the following Key skills of Emotional Literacy: } awareness of feelings } self-assurance } authenticity } flexibility } personal insights } self-regulation } accountability } self-motivation. Each session provides comprehensive teacher notes, activities and worksheets and concludes with a co-operative group game. Use is made of Brief Therapy interviews and a suggested weekly individual tutorial session where progress can be monitored and targets set for the next meeting. A resource that will help young people function in a reflective way, helping them to: } cope more effectively with their feelings } learn and practise better ways to behave.



Emotional Coaching

Emotional Coaching Author Robyn Hromek
ISBN-10 9781847878724
Release 2006-12-13
Pages 136
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Includes CD-Rom `This book and CD-ROM offers a creative and open-minded resource for helping children develop their coping and social skills' - Youth in Mind Young people's healthy emotional development is based on affirming relationships and positive experiences and for some young people the lack of these encouragements leads to personal, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. This pack provides teachers, mentors, assistants and others with all they need to support these young people through an 'emotional coaching' programme. This supportive and innovative programme includes seven different workbooks and nine therapeutic board games giving young people the opportunity to practise problem solving and goal setting. Topics covered include: o anger o anxiety o teasing o friendship o happiness o self-confidence. Facilitators' notes and comprehensive guidance on how to deliver emotional coaching, structure and rationale are all provided, giving the adults who support these challenging young people the skills and confidence to engage them in the programme. The strategies are all designed to be brief and solution focused.



Strictly Stress

Strictly Stress Author Tina Rae
ISBN-10 9781446265710
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 134
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Tina has produced another book based on her work as a behaviour support teacher. This is an ideal resource for use as part of a PHSE programme with a whole class or smaller group work. It is specifically aimed at students who appear to be experiencing unacceptable levels of stress in their lives and who require support in order to understand, acknowledge and cope with specific stressors/sources of stress. There are 12 sessions in this book. These include comprehensive teacher notes and photocopiable worksheets for the students. The structure ensures active pupil participation and provides an opportunity to look at both the causes and effects of stress. With a greater understanding of stress, young people are helped to learn and practise better coping strategies.



Developing Emotional Literacy with Teenagers

Developing Emotional Literacy with Teenagers Author Tina Rae
ISBN-10 9781446271803
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 176
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'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.



Planting the Peace Virus

Planting the Peace Virus Author Robyn Hromek
ISBN-10 144623424X
Release 2004-06-01
Pages 168
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This book tells the story of how one school planted a seed of peace that grew and rippled over the years. A reflective, narrative style explains the experience, followed by critical research into: } The Gardeners Adult Leadership } Planting the Seeds Proactive Programmes } Tending the Garden Response Strategies The book provides a practical, well structured and well researched approach that will give valuable assistance in creating a peaceful environment.



Dealing with Feeling

Dealing with Feeling Author Tina Rae
ISBN-10 9781849203609
Release 2007-10-03
Pages 216
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Includes CD-Rom 'An ideal resource developed from research, practice and teaching, this book contains everything that a busy teacher needs to support the social and emotional development of her pupils. The scenarios are based upon real life situations and are therefore meaningful and engaging for young people. It can be used in whole class, group or individual work settings, either as a complete step by step teaching programme or as reference resource.' Dr. Ruth MacConville, Author, Head of SENS, L.B. of Ealing This new combined edition of the bestselling Dealing with Feeling and Dealing With More Feeling provides teachers of children aged 7-14 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy and emotional well-being. 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 techniques which can be applied across a broad range of contexts. Included in this exciting resource pack are: - 40 Lesson plans - A CD Rom with 236 full-colour activity pages - Role play activities to develop joint problem solving skills Packed with teacher-friendly resources, this book clearly fulfils the requirements of the PSHE 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).



Young Buddies

Young Buddies Author Margaret Collins
ISBN-10 1412911567
Release 2005-07-14
Pages 120
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`For any teacher or school wanting to set up a buddy scheme, or to explore the possibility of doing so, this book contains some useful suggestions, ideas and guidelines. Even if a school did not wish to adopt the buddy system itself, the book contains useful material relating to citizenship and specific problems, like bullying which makes it a potentially useful resource for teachers and schools in general' - Early Education Peer buddy systems have been demonstrated as very successful with older students. Positive effects are recognized for the individuals befriended and also for the whole community. Margaret has used her vast experience with younger children to develop a programme which achieves these outcomes at the stage when they are learning the skills of friendship and co-operation. Using her popular style of differentiating activities and teaching for two age groups, 6-8 and 9-11, Margaret has provided an exciting, innovative and challenging programme which enhances the citizenship curriculum and the atmosphere of the school. Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of an infant and first school. She is now Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes and co-writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE).



The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design Author Jesse Schell
ISBN-10 9781498759564
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.



The Ideal Problem Solver

The Ideal Problem Solver Author John Bransford
ISBN-10 0716722054
Release 1993
Pages 262
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Provocative, challenging, and fun, The Ideal Problem Solver offers a sound, methodical approach for resolving problems based on the IDEAL (Identify, Define, Explore, Act, Look) model. The authors suggest new strategies for enhancing creativity, improving memory, criticizing ideas and generating alternatives, and communicating more effectively with a wider range of people. Using the results of laboratory research previously available only in a piece-meal fashion or in scientific journals, Bransford and Stein discuss such issues as Teaming new information, overcoming blocks to creativity, and viewing problems from a variety of perspectives.



Building Blocks for Learning Occupational Therapy Approaches

Building Blocks for Learning Occupational Therapy Approaches Author Jill Jenkinson
ISBN-10 9780470986639
Release 2008-11-20
Pages 448
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Building Blocks for Learning Occupational Therapy Approaches is a resource book for educational staff and pediatric occupational therapists, especially those new to the field. It shows how the implications of physical, psychological, social, and learning difficulties impact upon children’s abilities. This highly practical book will help readers recognize when a student’s poor performance within the classroom is a result of a medical condition or underlying motor and perceptual deficits.



Magic Circles

Magic Circles Author Murray White
ISBN-10 9780857026798
Release 2008-12-03
Pages 168
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'This book is an essential starting point for practitioners who are new to Circle Time as it includes activities specifically for adults, helping to familiarise themselves with the process' - Early Years Update 'This is an excellent book full of practical circle time activities and experiences....The benefits of the potential life skills acquired through the use of this resource are immeasurable because it will help communication and problem solving skills, show participants how to be flexible, to get along with others, deal with conflict, take sensible measured risks and make wise decisions' - Early Years Educator 'Working as a supportive reference, resource manual and catalyst, the text affirms the partnership between school, family and community...[It] will boost the effectiveness of Circle Time - as a respected program in social / emotional learning, and tool for empowering youth' - Bendigo Weekly 'The beauty of this book lies in the simplicity of the activities. Anyone can follow the instructions and get amazing results. Individuals who have developed walls around themselves as a defence to cover up their low self esteem also react with wonder and bewilderment during these activities. A good self affirming experience during Circle Time goes a long way in helping us manage the darkest moments of our lives. Even the most reticent people open up during Circle Time' - Aroona Sharma, Ex-Head PSHE The British School, New Delhi, Counsellor, Psychotherapist Murray White was the first British author to publish a book on Circle Time and his classic Magic Circles helped to raise the profile and popularity of Circle Time during the 90s. This new and revised edition provides both the theoretical underpinnings and practical advice you need to help raise self-esteem through Circle Time. The resource also includes a 60 minute audio CD to introduce guided imagery to help build self-esteem. It takes the listener through a number of journeys, helping to develop imagination, improve concentration and increase self - confidence. The book provides a range of exciting activities to use in Circle Time to develop a sense of: · security · identity · belonging · purpose · competence · well-being The benefits of participation in this process both for individuals and society are clearly explained. The ability to communicate well, take sensible risks, make wise decisions, be flexible, deal with conflict and stress, solve problems and get along with others are all enhanced by this experience. To take account of the popularity of the first edition among adults, circle activities are now included especially for their use. Everyone will benefit from the Circle Times in this book. Murray White represents the U.K. on the International Council for Self Esteem and emerges as the earliest and most significant influence on the establishment of Circle Time in the UK.



Supporting Young People Coping with Grief Loss and Death

Supporting Young People Coping with Grief  Loss and Death Author Deborah Weymont
ISBN-10 9781848608481
Release 2006-06-15
Pages 144
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Includes CD-Rom 'This book provides an excellent resource for secondary schools to be used in supporting young people coping with grief, loss and death'- Educational Psychology in Practice. As the importance of emotional literacy is better established in schools as a pre-requisite for improving achievement, the PSCHE curriculum is increasingly used to offer young people opportunities to express and manage their strong feelings. This book by two experienced and talented authors has been derived from their research and practical work with teenagers. It provides students aged 11 to 18 with an opportunity to: - consider the effects of grief, loss, and death; - develop the ability to talk about, acknowledge and manage the feelings associated with the grieving process; - maintain mental health and resilience. Most important, is the emphasis on the development of emotional literacy skills and specifically the development of an emotional vocabulary, empathy, tolerance and resilience. The focus on death and loss and the process of grieving is central to the course. The way in which supporting materials are sensitively illustrated and designed for easy differentiation is also a key feature. Teacher/facilitator notes, copiable activities and all resources are provided for the 10 sessions, which can be delivered to either the whole class or to smaller groups of students. Tina Rae is a Senior Educational Psychologist based in Hillingdon. Deborah Weymont is a teacher based in Bristol.