Circle Time

Author: Teresa Bliss
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781412920261
Format: PDF
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This text aims to reflect the changes that have occurred, including Every Child Matters and The National Standard for Healthy Schools. It features various themes, learning outcomes and extended sections on bullying, arguing and fighting. It also includes 'helpful hints' to support the smooth running of the sessions.

Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing

Author: Sue Roffey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297950
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Concluding Circle Time with Secondary Students

Author: Charlie Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781904315155
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Charlie has drawn on her experience of working with secondary pupils to produce this book. It provides a developmental series of lessons providing a wonderful programme. This resource comprises of seven sessions with comprehensive facilitator notes and copiable resources. Topics covered include: " peer pressure " individuality " disagreements " victimisation. This book will assist pupils to develop three key areas: " awareness and development of self " development of personal skills " improve understanding of groups and group processes. The process of Circle Time helps meet the requirements of the Citizenship and PSHE curriculum.

Introducing Circle Time to Secondary Students

Author: Charlie Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781904315131
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Charlie has drawn on her experience of working with secondary pupils to produce this book. It provides a developmental series of lessons providing a wonderful programme. This resource comprises of seven sessions with comprehensive facilitator notes and copiable resources. Topics covered include: " listening " friendship " bullying " anger. This book will assist pupils to develop three key areas: " awareness and development of self " development of personal skills " improve understanding of groups and group processes. The process of Circle Time helps meet the requirements of the Citizenship and PSHE curriculum.

Circle Time for the Very Young

Author: Margaret Collins
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781412930307
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Visit the author's own website here! '...a fantastic resource for engaging young children in circle time activities... This book will prove to be an invaluable resource for any early years practitioner, whether working in a nursery, playgroup or children's centre' - Early Years Educator (eye) Circle Time is extensively used in primary and increasingly in secondary schools to help young people improve their confidence, speaking and listening skills, and to raise self-esteem. Fully updated and packed with new features such as children's haikus, this new edition is full of brilliant activities for the very young. For ease of use by the busy teacher, the book highlights an activity for 3 to 6 year olds on the left hand page and on the right hand page the same activity is developed for 6 to 9 year olds. The book covers core PSCHE themes including: - friends and friendship - growing up - feelings - keeping safe - citizenship. Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE.

More Circle Time for Secondary Students

Author: Charlie Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781904315148
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Charlie has drawn on her experience of working with secondary pupils to produce this book. It provides a developmental series of lessons providing a wonderful programme. This resource comprises of seven sessions with comprehensive facilitator notes and copiable resources. Topics covered include: " feelings " communication " self-confidence " rights and responsibilities. This book will assist pupils to develop three key areas: " awareness and development of self " development of personal skills " improve understanding of groups and group processes. The process of Circle Time helps meet the requirements of the Citizenship and PSHE curriculum.

Circles PSHE and Citizenship

Author: Marilyn Tew
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781412911863
Format: PDF, ePub
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Using a five-year secondary school case study, this invaluable guide demonstrates how a circle time program can be developed involving both staff and students.

School Effectiveness

Author: Marilyn Tew
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446265617
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Includes CD-Rom `This resource was a very valuable tool in helping us to incorporate SEAL lessons into the PSHE curriculum for Years 7 and 8 this year...the activities are set within the context of research into social work and emotional aspects of learning conducted by the author, and, in practice, they work with the students! Feedback from our 7 and 8 students on these lessons was overwhelmingly positive' - Jenny Tinnelly, Henry Floyd Grammar School Are you looking for a quality programme to help promote emotional literacy in your school? School Effectiveness provides a complete activity and resource pack for implementing emotional literacy within your school. Filled with strategies, activities, resources, games, lessons and materials, the pack includes: - A guidebook for teachers, clearly explaining the theory behind emotional literacy and providing practical ideas for the classroom - A CD Rom containing a colour student workbook, designed to involve every student in the development of emotional literacy - Lesson notes, games and copiable activity sheets for classroom use, also available on the CD Rom - A second CD Rom containing the easy-to-install TalkiT software programme, which can be used as a powerful classroom assessment tool to measure and evaluate personal and social development. The CD Rom allows over 30 free trials and uses clear and simple operating instructions throughout. Success at school is more than academic achievement. Personal and social development is just as important. To create this pack, Marilyn Tew led a fascinating project in British secondary schools to uncover how young people felt about school life, showing that, for most, it was personal and social success that was of primary importance. This valuable resource pack takes the findings of Marilyn's research and builds them into exciting practical applications to help students develop self-awareness, self control, motivation and the understanding to get along with others. The additional TalkiT software makes it an essential, all-in-one resource for every school. Marilyn Tew is a visiting fellow of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol. She is experienced in secondary education as a teacher and manager. In addition, she has been a researcher and national trainer in PSHE, groupwork, Circle Time and emotional literacy for the past nine years. Her special interest is groups, particularly the circle, emotional literacy and work with the community to support learning.

Reading Faces

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Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781904315070
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For those wishing to continue or extend their teaching of emotional literacy this is an unusual and invaluable resource. Developed in collaboration with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and using his research on human emotions Barbara has devised a programme that makes this accessible and useful in the classroom or small group setting. Simon identified 412 discreet emotions falling into 24 feeling groups. From this we have selected 78 and developed a photo library with two examples of each emotion. One of each is printed in the book for copying and all are available on the CD-ROM for direct printing. The library is sorted into age levels that correlate with Key Stages 1 to 4. At each stage this book includes activities with aims linked to the programme of study in Speaking and Listening and PSHE and Citizenship. An easy to use and fun resource for staff who want to: } assist young people in recognizing emotions } develop pupil awareness of the importance of understanding emotions } enhance social and emotional relationships.

Glass Half Empty Glass Half Full

Author: Chris Mitchell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446264009
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`Chris Mitchell was 20 when he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Both his academic success and the horrendous bullying he suffered highlight the mixed blessings of mainstream education for a child with Asperger syndrome. While his eventual success is heartwarming, from today's understanding of Asperger, the ignorance and hostility Mitchell faced throughout his early life are shocking' - TES Extra for Special Needs 'This autobiographical account of a young man's discovery that Asperger's syndrome could explain his early problems and provide light at the end of the tunnel, is both insightful and inspiring. Parents of children with Asperger's syndrome and also older "aspies" will profit from Chris's hard won experience' - Dyslexia Contact '[This] is a straightforward read, full of concrete examples of how Asperger's syndrome affects the individual but at the same time acknowledging that every individual is different. Having experienced first-hand the vulnerability of the adolescent with Asperger's syndrome, desperate to make connections with those around him but constantly being knocked back, I was delighted to read about the friendships [Chris Mitchell] eventually establishes when he takes the brave decision to make contacts through the web and sets out on his travels. I would particularly recommend this book to those with little knowledge of Asperger's syndrome, especially for anyone involved in helping those with a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome through further education' - British Journal of Special Education `This book is a 'must-read' for any parents of children with Aspergers syndrome and also older aspies themselves. They will be able to relate to the slightly quirky writing style and profit from Chris's hard won experience. These children are so individualistic and often isolated from like minds, so the book will provide some solace that there are other people like them' - Judith Stansfield, Chair North Richmondshire Community Partnership SEN ICT Consultant NASEN ICT Group BDACC Reviews and Literature Editor `This book shows how one individual with very severe handicaps due to Asperger's Syndrome won through in the end and achieved despite such a poor beginning. This is a book which should be read by anyone who has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or feels he or she might have this condition' - Dr L F Lowenstein, National Association Gifted Children Newsletter 'This is an unusual book in that it is written by a man where most autobiographical books about autism are written by women. It is both very readable and well-written, with a detached an honest account of his childhood, family life and life prior to diagnosis. He gets on well with his family, and they are happy that he has written this book, and happy with the book, despite some implied criticism of how they brought him up. Indeed, it comes across as less aggressive than some accounts, so it is particularly insightful for parents and other empathotypicals who might find more black-and-white descriptions of their mistakes hurtful. As with every book written by someone on the spectrum that I have seen, it is a short book, giving a snapshot of his difficulties and joys before and also after his diagnosis, giving highlights of specific problems and pleasures. Overall I think it would be a good book for someone who recognises himself in the author, or as a starting point for deepening your understanding of your brother, son or friend, or, if you are already interested in this condition, to broaden your understanding of the ways that it present itself' - Asperger United '[A]n especially uplifting read for a young person or adult newly diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrom. It also would help those unfamiliar with Asperger's Syndrome to understand the condition much better' - REACH This gripping and at times astonishing story will be inspirational to all adults either facing Asperger's Syndrome personally or interacting with someone who has been diagnosed. In his own imitable style, Chris Mitchell describes his life before and after diagnosis with Asperger's Syndrome. We follow Chris through primary and secondary school, where his lack of social interaction and anger continually land him in trouble, and where he is bullied for being different. Only his excellent memory and specialist interests enable him to continue, and pass his GCSEs and a GNVQ in Media Studies. At university he is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Suddenly his life makes more sense, and his self-awareness means his self-confidence returns, resulting in world travel, a Masters qualification in Information and Library Management and finally, acceptance. Chris Mitchell is a Records Assistant at Durham County Record Office, and also does public speaking on the subject of Asperger's Syndrome.