Raising Self Esteem In Primary Schools

Author: Margaret Collins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446263878
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Children with low self-esteem will have difficulty in partaking in classroom lessons and succeeding. If we want to help children in the primary school to achieve the positive outcomes set out in the Every Child Matters agenda, we need to ensure all children have a healthy self-esteem. This book seeks to give adults in schools tools to look at the way they could enhance self esteem in children. The book comes with an accompanying CD-Rom which contains: - inset sessions for all adults in the school - workshops specifically aimed at non-teaching personnel, including mid-day supervisors - sessions for teachers and classroom assistants - classroom lessons and activity sheets for the children which can form part of your school's personal, social and health education (PSHE) programme. This book is a whole school training programme for raising self-esteem and is essential reading for all those working in primary education. 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. Visit the author's own website here!

Promoting Friendships In The Playground

Author: Brigette Bishop
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848605595
Size: 19.96 MB
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'This positive book sets out to help teachers and pupils to work together to improve the quality of playtime...The time taken to develop these worthwhile skills is likely to be well spent and benefit the school and playtime in the long run' - Youth in Mind Includes CD-Rom This book aims to assist teachers to train pupils aged 6 - 11 in peer befriending. The contents include comprehensive facilitator notes on running training programme for young people including Circle Time activities, pro-social games and necessary photocopiable worksheets. The contents are based on the author's own experiences of running such a programme to assist pro-social behaviour at breaks and lunchtimes. Also included in the book are some awareness raising sessions for support staff and lunchtime supervisors. This programme is not intended to be mediation training, rather it is a 'friends' scheme. It has been successfully trialled in primary schools in Bromley.

Emotional Literacy In The Early Years

Author: Christine Bruce
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446242528
Size: 56.89 MB
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Emotional literacy and health and wellbeing have been placed at the heart of good practice by the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, and this book provides clear guidance and lots of practical strategies for how to implement this ethos in your setting. Offering an explanation of emotional literacy, why it matters and how to make it happen in practice, this book looks at ways to promote and develop emotional literacy with young children through: - Circle Time - drama - storytelling - physical education - outdoor play - active learning It highlights the benefits of this ethos for all, and looks at how the emotionally literate setting supports inclusion and promotes achievement. Full of case studies of children aged 3 to 8, ideas for practice, photographs, points for reflection, photocopiable materials, and accompanied by a wide range of downloadable material available on the SAGE website, this is an indispensable guide for the early years practitioner. It is highly relevant to those looking at the transition from Early Years to Primary education, as well as the social, emotional and behavioural needs of young children.

Lucky Ducky

Author: Doreen Mulryan
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129238
Size: 49.74 MB
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Ducky is unlucky—somehow things just always seem to go wrong. So he decides to look for a four-leaf clover; that will do the trick! But when he goes to the park, there is none to be found. However, what Ducky finds instead is much greater: he meets Piggy, Bunny, and Pup and realizes that having friends makes him the luckiest duck of all! Lucky Ducky is a bright and bubbly new picture book that shows young readers how luck is all about how you perceive it and that anyone has the power to turn his or her luck around.

Magic Circles

Author: Murray White
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026798
Size: 32.88 MB
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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.

Circles Pshe And Citizenship

Author: Marilyn Tew
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781412911863
Size: 69.95 MB
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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.

Young Buddies

Author: Margaret Collins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412911566
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`For any teacher or school wanting to set up a buddy scheme, or to explore the possibility of doing so, this book contains some useful suggestions, ideas and guidelines. Even if a school did not wish to adopt the buddy system itself, the book contains useful material relating to citizenship and specific problems, like bullying which makes it a potentially useful resource for teachers and schools in general' - Early Education Peer buddy systems have been demonstrated as very successful with older students. Positive effects are recognized for the individuals befriended and also for the whole community. Margaret has used her vast experience with younger children to develop a programme which achieves these outcomes at the stage when they are learning the skills of friendship and co-operation. Using her popular style of differentiating activities and teaching for two age groups, 6-8 and 9-11, Margaret has provided an exciting, innovative and challenging programme which enhances the citizenship curriculum and the atmosphere of the school. Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of an infant and first school. She is now Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes and co-writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE).

Creative Circle Time Lessons For The Early Years

Author: Yvonne Weatherhead
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446202712
Size: 12.66 MB
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Includes CD-rom! This creative book uses music, song, poetry and a host of practical ideas to engage children in Circle Time Activities. The publication stems from Yvonne's own work in schools where 26 alphabetical themes have been centralised around a lovable bear character. There are four strands in the book which are linked to the Social Skills curriculum. - Self esteem - Relationships - Communications - Spiritual and Moral Development These strands are developed through the 26 themes from 'Adorable' bear to 'Zig Zag' bear with a weekly introduction of a new rhythm to accompany the poem. For each theme there are comprehensive notes for teachers with lots of ideas on the content of each theme. The DVD- ROM contains all 26 poems and songs, recited or sung by the children. The DVD-Rom also includes printable posters and positive thought sheets. As an experienced teacher Yvonne offers not only a comprehensive practical resource that all teachers will find useful and time saving, but she also provides links to Citizenship, planning sheets for PSHE, lesson objectives and full lesson notes, providing all the support busy teachers need. A very exciting practical resource, easy to use and built on a very solid foundation of many years of expertise and practice. Visit the author's website here and you can contact her to book INSET training

The Learning Mentor Manual

Author: Stephanie George
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446205045
Size: 30.82 MB
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Are you looking for ideas, advice and guidance to make you an effective Learning Mentor? This practical book is designed to help those new to the Learning Mentor role avoid common pitfalls, and to help those with more experience to develop their skills. Written by an expert practitioner, the book includes: - step-by-step advice on how to be a good Learning Mentor - guidance on working with school management teams, teachers and parents - advice on how to provide effective student support - case studies to illustrate best practice - suggested strategies for monitoring and evaluating interventions - templates to use and adapt - substantial electronic resource materials available from the SAGE website to use with the book. An inspiring read for all primary and secondary Learning Mentors and trainee Learning Mentors, this book is relevant to anyone involved with student support and pastoral care. Stephanie George is a teacher and manager of the Learning Support Unit at Plashet School, East London where she is responsible for the training of learning mentors.

Enhancing Self Esteem In The Classroom

Author: Denis Lawrence
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878792
Size: 80.48 MB
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Praise for the first edition: `The underlying philosophy of this practical book is that raising self-esteem in pupils (including dyslexics) will lead to achievement of higher academic results and fewer behaviour problems. This book is primarily for primary and secondary teachers but would provide much material for discussion among SpLD teachers, given the unexpected and controversial results of Denis Lawrence's research' - Dyslexia Contact `Many useful suggestions offered in this book about learning activities are likely to help pupils to feel better about themselves, to learn to respect others and to experience how feelings can be expressed safely' - British Journal of Special Education Raising self-esteem in pupils can lead to the achievement of higher academic results and fewer behavioural problems. Outlining in simple terms what self-esteem is and providing strategies to support it in the classroom, this book includes clear explanations of the terminology and theory behind self-esteem, and lots of practical examples and useful activities for use with children. The book also covers the main issues surrounding the self-esteem of practitioners. It sets out tried-and-tested strategies that teachers can use to recognise and reduce stress and maintain their self-esteem. This new edition has been fully updated and now includes new case study material and activities.