A 12-session course for primary aged pupils. It builds on the "Circle Time" process to teach a range of personal and social skills with activities and ideas for follow up work. It includes strategies such as: listening; turn taking; accepting differences; giving and receiving compliments; co-operating with others; and confident speaking to peers.
Covering aspects of health and well being including physical, emotional and social health, this work helps schools to encourage children to make positive life choices. It links directly to Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and the National Healthy Schools Standard. It is useful for teachers, School Nurses and PSHE Co-ordinators.
Provides teachers in mainstream and special schools with a tried and successful progressive health education curriculum for pupils with moderate and severe learning difficulties, emphasising a whole-school approach to sex and health education.
Drawing from research in child development and specifically on what children can handle at each age, this book offers parents a foundation on which they can build their own answers as their child's understanding expands.
This resource provides a complete positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11-18. It contains a section on the theory of positive psychology, guidance for facilitators on delivering the programme, and a 24-session programme to build strengths and promote well-being in young people.
How can schools promote democracy? Whose values should take precedence in multicultural societies? This book draws on a range of international examples to illustrate how schools can enable young people to work towards the ideals of justice and peace in both school community and the wider world.
Drawn from Debi's own experiences and with a moving testimony at the end of the book explaining how depression has affected her and how she continues to cope, Debi hopes that by sharing her own experience she can help others who suffer from depression, and to find that subtle shift that will show the way out.
Provides a whole-school value based programme for young people from five to twelve years of age. Including a CD-ROM, this book helps young people to: have a sense of belonging; identify their talents; develop proactive problem solving; enhance positive social orientation; and encourage an optimistic sense of fun.
With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, the author builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, as in the care of a mother for her child. She discusses the extent to which we may truly care for plants, animals, or ideas.
In this book, nationally recognized interdisciplinary leaders examine the relationships between social-emotional education and school success - specifically focusing on interventions that enhance student learning. Offering scientific evidence and practical examples, this volume points out the many benefits of SEL programs.
Mental Health is a mandatory component of the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum. This book explains the difference between counselling and counselling skills, as well as looking at how mental health issues affect children's behaviour, self-esteem, motivation and achievement and so on, and what the school can do about this.
The latest research shows that more than 1 in 50 boys in the US now has autism, and the number keeps rising. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. Following countless hours of study, Ken Siri is sharing what he has learned.
The latest research shows that as many as 1 in 88 US children now has autism, and the number keeps rising. Parents of these children become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments, and parents of girls with autism face particularly unique challenges.
This text provides practical advice on issues such as common childhood infections and the exclusion periods related to them, routine medication records, policies and permissions, necessary protective clothing, and vaccination.
Focusing on personal safety, this work addresses key issues such as: emotional health and well-being; the ability to access help and support; and family, social and sexual relationships. Each section contains a comprehensive facilitator's guide.
This is a fun resource designed to help children aged 7-13 get thinking and talking about their feelings and the issues affecting their lives. Activities surrounding issues such as peer relationships and friendships, bullying, offending, participation and citizenship are designed to build self-esteem, raise aspirations and increase motivation.
Can computers think? What makes something human? How big is infinity? From Sartre to Searle, this practical book offers an imaginary situation, followed by a series of questions to encourage children to question key philosophical ideas such as values and ethics, gender and identity, existence and beauty.
Welcome to the world of parenting teens. This new era is about enduring intermittent bouts of contempt and not taking it personally. It's about picking the fights that are worth having because through them your kids get to know who you are as a person, what you stand for and what you won't tolerate.
Tells how educators in various national and cultural contexts deal with prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and sometimes overt violence against sexual minorities, particularly lesbians and gays. This book focuses on the importance of changing the attitudes of people who believe that their homophobic views on sexuality are morally superior.
This volume provides a wealth of ready-made lesson ideas to supplement and support the teaching of PSHE in a fun and appealing way. The learning objectives identified with each activity will help primary school teachers of all levels of experience integrate the activities into their planning.
This title provides a ten session course about building good relationships that will sustain us throughout our lives. The sessions include: respect, support, encouragement and communication. A copiable student workbook with illustrations is included. The materials can be photocopied or printed from the CD.
Suitable for many children, drawing is a more pleasurable activity than writing, this title explores activities and worksheets use drawing as the basis. It includes free CD Rom containing the whole book in colour. Age: 4-11.
Problem Postcards presents a series of social dilemmas for young people to discuss and find positive outcomes. The style is engaging because it follows the example of letters sent to an agony aunt with the young people having to compose suitable responses. There are also worksheets for written work.
Plummer offers over 100 activities aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties.
Explores how the school curriculum can address issues generally referred to by OFSTED as "spiritual, moral, social and cultural perspectives" (SMSC). It includes a discussion of how SMSC can be developed in each curriculum area within current constraints.
Citizenship education equips children with the skills necessary to play an active part in society and act as socially and morally responsible citizens. This book explores six topics including: Basic needs, Environmental issues, Fairness, Exploring various cultures, Democracy, and Global issues.
An entrepreneur and educator highlights the surprising influence of humanities scholarship on biomedical research and civil liberties. This spirited defence urges society to support the humanities to obtain continued guidance for public policy decisions, and challenges scholars to consider how best to fulfil their role in serving the common good.
Offers materials needed to teach a course on decision making at various age levels. This title provides a menu of stories related to the real life experiences of the young people. It includes teacher notes, which indicate 'stopping points' where reflection and discussion is encouraged.