Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing

Author: Sue Roffey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297950
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'This is a very practical guide to a teaching approach that enables children to become more powerful learners; it is also an opportunity to spend time with a big-hearted person who understands what happens for children in school and how circles can help them grow.' - James Park, PROGRESS Director, Human Scale Education (www.progress-hse.org) 'Grounded in contemporary research, Roffey ignites the reader's conviction that 'I can do this too!' Gifting the educator with a treasure chest of fresh, engaging, practical and applicable ideas, this book makes it possible for every teacher to build both the learning and well-being of all young people.' - Kerry Bird, Project Manager for Personal and Social Development Education in Catholic Education - Cairns and Brisbane First published as Circle Time for Emotional Literacy, this new edition has been updated to reflect how the Circle Solutions philosophy and pedagogy can be used to build relationships and resilience for children and young people. Putting current research on wellbeing into practice, Circle Solutions addresses issues not incidents, solutions rather than problems, and strengths rather than deficits, providing a framework for student engagement and learning. New to this edition: a chapter on promoting the positive: thoughts, feelings and approaches more anti-bullying strategies, with cyber-bullying covered explicitly a quick reference appendix of games ways of embedding Circle Solutions as a tool for wellbeing updated and expanded resources. Activities and games included in the book promote positive communication skills, empathy and connectedness, class cohesion and co-operation, friendship skills and ethical behaviour. The book is suitable for all phases of education. Interview with Sue Roffey! Attend the Fulfilling Lives: Worldwide Online Summit 6-10 May 2014 More info and register free at http://revolutionarylives.com/summit

Circle Time for Emotional Literacy

Author: Sue Roffey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446204138
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Emotional literacy has become an important issue in schools, and the ethos behind Circle Time is complementary to the thinking behind this. The Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills curriculum (SEBS) is being established in schools, and it is recognised as contributing to a positive and successful school environment. Offering many new ideas and activities to try out in Circle Time, this book covers: - why your school needs Circle Time - how you go about starting Circle Time in your school - the underlying philosophy and basic rules - he role of the teacher as facilitator - how you make it work - what to do if language and attention issues are problematic - how to tackle common problems that can occur The activities look at promoting listening and attention skills, self-awareness and self-esteem, class cohesion and empathy, co-operation and friendship skills.

The Healthy Workplace

Author: Leigh Stringer
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814437443
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When employees thrive, the company thrives. Is your workplace working for you and your employees? Studies show that unhealthy work habits, like staring at computer screens and rushing through fast-food lunches are taking their toll in the form of increased absenteeism, lost productivity, and higher insurance costs-but it doesn't have to be that way. Companies such as Google, Apple, Aetna, and Johnson Johnson have used innovative techniques to incorporate healthy habits and practices into the workday and into their culture-with impressive ROI. Packed with real-life examples and the latest research, The Healthy Workplace proves that it pays to invest in your people's well-being and reveals how to: Create a healthier, more energizing environment * Reduce stress to enhance concentration * Inspire movement at work * Use choice architecture to encourage beneficial behaviors * Support better sleep * Heighten productivity without adding hours to the workday Filled with tips for immediate improvement and guidelines for building a long-term plan, The Healthy Workplace will boost both employee well-being and the bottom line.

Math Renaissance

Author: Rachel Steinig
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781945899041
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Math Renaissance is for teachers and parents of children ages six and up. The authors share their insights on how math experience might be improved at home, school, and math circle. It is based upon Rodi Steinig's experiences teaching math and leading math circles, and Rachel Steinig's experiences as a school student and homeschooler.

Positive Relationships

Author: Sue Roffey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400721471
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Relationships are at the heart of our lives; at home with our families, with our friends, in schools and colleges, with colleagues at the workplace and in our diverse communities. The quality of these relationships determines our individual well-being, how well we learn, develop and function, our sense of connectedness with others and the health so society. This unique volume brings together authorities from across the world to write about how relationships might be enhanced in all these different areas of our lives. It also explores how to address the challenges involved in establishing and maintaining positive relationships. This evidence-based book, primarily grounded in the science of positive psychology, is valuable for academics, especially psychologists and professionals, working in the field of well-being.

Changing Behaviour in Schools

Author: Sue Roffey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446259535
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Good teachers know that positive relationships with students and school connectedness lead to both improved learning and better behaviour for all students, and this is backed up by research. This book will show you how to promote positive behaviour and wellbeing in your setting. Taking an holistic approach to working with students, the author provides examples of effective strategies for encouraging pro-social and collaborative behaviour in the classroom, the school and the wider community. Chapters look at the importance of the social and emotional aspects of learning, and ways to facilitate change. Issues covered include: -developing a sense of belonging in the classroom -teaching approaches that maximise engagement and participation -how to respond effectively to challenging situations -ways to re-engage with students who have become marginalized. Each chapter has case studies from primary and secondary schools, activities, checklists and suggestions for further reading. This is an essential textbook for trainee and newly-qualified teachers, and is also useful for more experienced teachers, as it offers advice to all on how to manage student relationships with confidence, respect and resilience.

Positive Psychology Interventions in Practice

Author: Carmel Proctor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319517872
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This book presents recent advancements in positive psychology, specifically its application across broad areas of current interest. Chapters include submissions from various international authors in the field and cover discussion and presentation of relevant research, theories, and applications. The volume covers topics such as CBT, Psychotherapy, Coaching, Workplaces, Aging, Education, Leadership, Emotion, Interventions, Measurement, Technology, Design, Health, Relationships, Experiences, Communities. With the growing interest in the applications of positive psychology across diverse fields within psychology and beyond, this book will make a worthwhile contribution to the field. It will also fill the current need for a volume that highlights specifically the various recent advancements in positive psychology into diverse fields and as such will be of benefit to a wide range of professionals, including psychologists, educators, clinicians, therapists, and many others.

The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox

Author: Madhavi Nawana Parker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317393953
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The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox is an inspiring book and a beacon for social emotional change in schools. Within these pages teachers and other professionals will find fantastic resources that they can easily implement in the classroom. By following this programme, teachers will see their students developing skills in persistence, problem solving and emotional regulation as well as independence, empathy, kindness, contribution and good will, whilst planting the essential seeds of resilience and wellbeing. Helpful suggestions offered in each chapter on how to bring wellbeing and resilience into the home can be shared with parents and families. The lively and engaging resources in this book include: Practical, photocopiable guide sheets and worksheets Adaptable role plays and activities Solid research-based strategies A flexible framework that can be creatively implemented in the classroom This is a must-have handbook for anyone seeking to provide young people in their care with a strong foundation for better social, emotional and learning outcomes.

Wellbeing Recovery and Mental Health

Author: Mike Slade
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316839567
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book brings together two bodies of knowledge - wellbeing and recovery. Wellbeing and 'positive' approaches are increasingly influencing many areas of society. Recovery in mental illness has a growing empirical evidence base. For the first time, overlaps and cross-fertilisation opportunities between the two bodies of knowledge are identified. International experts present innovations taking place within the mental health system, which include wellbeing-informed new therapies, e-health approaches and peer-led recovery communities. State-of-the-art applications of wellbeing to the wider community are also described, across education, employment, parenting and city planning. This book will be of interest to anyone connected with the mental health system, especially people using and working in services, and clinical and administrators leaders, and those interested in using research from the mental health system in the wider community.

Thinking in Circles About Obesity

Author: Tarek K. A. Hamid
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387094694
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Today’s children may well become the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will be shorter than that of their parents. The culprit, public health experts agree, is obesity and its associated health problems. Heretofore, the strategy to slow obesity’s galloping pace has been driven by what the philosopher Karl Popper calls ‘‘the bucket theory of the mind. ’’ When minds are seen as containers and public understanding is viewed as being a function of how many scientific facts are known, the focus is naturally on how many scientific facts public minds contain. But the strategy has not worked. Despite all the diet books, the wide availability of reduced-calorie and reduced-fat foods, and the broad publicity about the obesity problem, America’s waistline continues to expand. It will take more than food pyramid images or a new nutritional guideline to stem obesity’s escalation. Albert Einstein once observed that the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them, and that we would have to shift to a new level, a deeper level of thinking,tosolvethem. Thisbookarguesfor,andpresents,adifferent perspective for thinking about and addressing the obesity problem: a systems thinking perspective. While already commonplace in engineering and in business, the use of systems thinking in personal health is less widely adopted. Yet this is precisely the setting where complexities are most problematicandwherethestakesarehighest.