Circles PSHE and Citizenship

Author: Marilyn Tew
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781412911863
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Magic Circles

Author: Murray White
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026798
Format: PDF
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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.

Developing Emotional Literacy with Teenagers

Author: Tina Rae
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446271803
Format: PDF
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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.

Tackling Bullying in Your School

Author: Sonia Sharp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134849915
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive collection of essays provides a series of highly practical guidelines which schools can implement themselves. Step-by-step advice is given on developing a whole-school policy which is generally seen as the essential nucleus of effective action. The book also suggests methods for tackling bullying through classroom and curriculum activities, including video, drama, and the use of quality circles and of working with pupils involved in bullying situations. Emphasis is placed on assertiveness training for pupils who may be bullied, and non-punitive work with pupils who bully others. As the majority of bullying takes place in playgrounds, the book includes innovative sections on training lunchtime supervisors, enhancing playground activities, and improving the playground environment.

101 Playground Games

Author: Thérèse Hoyle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781906517076
Format: PDF, ePub
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"There is a growing awareness that children do not play in the same sociable ways as was usual in previous generations. 101 Playground Games provides the tools to help children learn playground games, so that all aspects of both their intra and interpersonal learning can develop. It will help all adults who recognise the importance of the school playground and want to improve the experiences of the children."--Back cover.

School Bullying in Different Cultures

Author: Peter K. Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131654611X
Format: PDF
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School bullying is widely recognized as an international problem, but publications have focussed on the Western tradition of research. A long tradition of research in Japan and South Korea, and more recently in mainland China and Hong Kong, has had much less exposure. There are important and interesting differences in the nature of school bullying in Eastern and Western countries, as the first two parts of this book demonstrate. The third part examines possible reasons for these differences - methodological issues, school systems, societal values and linguistic issues. The final part looks at the implications for interventions to reduce school bullying and what we can learn from experiences in other countries. This is the first volume to bring together these perspectives on school bullying from a range of Eastern as well as Western countries.

Deconstructing Developmental Psychology

Author: Erica Burman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317538986
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this completely revised and updated edition, Deconstructing Developmental Psychology interrogates the assumptions and practices surrounding the psychology of child development, providing a critical evaluation of the role and contribution of developmental psychology within social practice. Since the second edition was published, there have been many major changes. This book addresses how shifts in advanced capitalism have produced new understandings of children, and a new (and more punitive) range of institutional responses to children. It engages with the paradoxes of childhood in an era when young adults are increasingly economically dependent on their families, and in a political context of heightened insecurity. The new edition includes an updated review of developments in psychological theory (in attachment, evolutionary psychology, theory of mind, cultural-historical approaches), as well as updating and reflecting upon the changed focus on fathers and fathering. It offers new perspectives on the connections between Piaget and Vygotsky and now connects much more closely with discussions from the sociology of childhood and critical educational research. Coverage has been expanded to include more material on child rights debates, and a new chapter addresses practice dilemmas around child protection, which engages even more with the "raced" and gendered effects of current policies involving children. This engaging and accessible text provides key resources to inform better professional practice in social work, education and health contexts. It offers critical insights into the politics and procedures that have shaped developmental psychological knowledge. It will be essential reading for anyone working with children, or concerned with policies around children and families. It was also be of interest to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across a range of professional and practitioner groups, as well as parents and policy makers.

The Gleemaiden

Author: Sylvian Hamilton
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
ISBN: 9780755307142
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is Sylvian Hamilton's third novel featuring the exploits of Sir Richard Straccan, ex-Crusader and dealer in holy relics. At the end of The Pendragon Banner, Straccan had lost the woman he loved - captured by his enemies, now being held God-knows where. His first task in The Gleemaiden is to find her. His second, to escort the great bell, Gaudete, to its resting place in Durham. His third to save from her enemies the Gleemaiden of the title and the mysterious child she protects.