Developing Emotionally Literate Staff: A Practical Guide

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SAGE, Nov 29, 2005 - Education - 168 pages
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`my feeling is that this is what some struggling institutions need' - TES Extra for Special Needs

Do you want to know how to put emotional literacy into practice in your school?

Emotionally literate schools show better learning outcomes for children, improved attendance, reduced behavioural challenges, good relationships, improved recruitment and retention and have a well-motivated, effective and less stressed workforce.

In this practical book, Elizabeth Morris and Julie Casey provide everything you need to begin to create an emotionally literate ethos within your school, and give you tools to develop emotionally literate staff and practices in your school over the course of a year.

It is packed with practical tools to help:

- you assess and measure the current `emotional temperature' of your setting, and evaluate progress

- all staff in your setting develop the knowledge, confidence and key skills necessary for supporting children's social, emotional and behavioural development.

It contains a range of flexible training modules for you to create a programme of CPD through staff meetings and INSET that exactly meet your school's needs.

School management teams, PHSE co-ordinators, SENCOs, class teachers, LEA behaviour service managers and consultants, and educational psychologists looking for practical ways to make schools more emotionally literate will find all the guidance they need in this book.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Establishing the Conditions for Success
3
Chapter 2 A Framework for Implementation
7
The Staff Professional Development Programme
31
Chapter 3 Setting Up a Staff Development Programme
33
Chapter 4 The Mix and Match Modules
43
Creating a learning environment feeling valued included and empowered
44
Understanding ourselves feelings thoughts behaviour
52
Helping pupils to understand and manage their feelings
65
Motivation persistence and resilience
95
Supporting pupils selfesteem
106
Handling relationships
114
Dealing with difficult feelings
125
Change and loss
133
Appendix
141
References
142
Index
145

Dealing with anger and resolving conflict
75
Working together
86

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Elizabeth Morris and Mark Morris live in Portland, OR.

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