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Emotional intelligence - Colour your emotions

Emotional intelligence - Colour your emotions

This little worksheet is helpful for children to understand the physical symptoms of different emotions. Where do they feel their happiness? fear? anger? The children can draw the emotion face to match that emotion too. Your review would be much appreciated for this FREE resource
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Self esteem Animal Strength cards

Self esteem Animal Strength cards

Strength cards are a brilliant way of raising self-esteem in children. Please see below for lots of ideas on how to use them. There are lots of ways of using them to help boost a child’s self esteem. They help children to name and recognise their inner strengths. Great for the child who is shy or doesn’t want to speak out in front of others. Lay all the strength cards out and ask the child to pick five strengths that represent them. In a group situation, ask one child to sit in the centre of the circle and the rest of the children have to pick five strengths that represent that child. In a group situation, give each child a white board and pen and go through the strength cards. The children can write five on their whiteboards. Pick one of your strength cards and decide how you are going to use that strength – today, tomorrow, next week, next year? Pick one of the strengths that you want to be. For example if you decide you want to be a good team player. How can you achieve that? Make a plan. Pick someone you admire, it might be a footballer, a singer, a film star, a family member or a friend, what strengths do they have? Put the cards face down, ask a child to pick one. Discuss the card. Does he/she know anyone with that strength? Do they have that strength? Would they want that strength? Ask the child to design their own strength card. What image would it have? What would the strength be? Use the strength cards as affirmations. Use the five cards the child has chosen and get them to say ‘I am strong, I am thoughtful, I am wise, I am musical, I am kind’. Put them in a little box and the child must look at them daily and repeat the affirmations. Pick one strength card such as ‘affectionate’. Who do they know who is Affectionate? Discuss. This could also be a group discussion.
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Behavioural Incident Report with Functional Analysis of Behaviour

Behavioural Incident Report with Functional Analysis of Behaviour

This document guides staff though a reflective and analytical process when an individual has displayed behaviour perceived to be challenging. It seeks to support staff in exploring the reasons ‘challenging behaviour’ occurs and to promote reflective practice around education and support. The aim is to assist staff in understanding and meeting an individual’s needs so that challenging behaviour reduces. Those completing the process should consider the following key questions throughout the process: • Was the individual seeking to escape a situation they were not ‘ready for’? • Were the supposed consequences something they were actually seeking? e.g. Individual is put in ‘isolation’ but this may be relief to them if they are feeling social overwhelmed. Could this lead to the behaviour being repeated? • Can more be done to teach coping, assertiveness and communication strategies to replace the challenging behaviour? • Do staff consistently demonstrate a good understanding of an individual’s needs? • Are opportunities to share good inclusive practice maximised?
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Dealing with Anger - The Angry Volcano (PSHE Picture Book)

Dealing with Anger - The Angry Volcano (PSHE Picture Book)

The Angry Volcano (available on iTunes and TES for free) introduces key emotions such as anger and calmness to your children. It's also ideal for assemblies to stimulate discussions about the feeling of anger. Dealing with Anger, is an activity that creates a platform for teachers and parents to help children explore strategies to defeat the Angry Volcano and calm themselves down. Please share your feedback.
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Valentine's Day - I love you because...

Valentine's Day - I love you because...

This could also be used for bereavement and loss. There are two different templates with different backgrounds and a blank background for the child to decorate. These could be used as the front of a Valentine’s day card.
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Mindfulness and Relaxation Bingo Set 2

Mindfulness and Relaxation Bingo Set 2

Each child is given a Bingo base board and a set of counters. Cut up the word cards and read out the ‘I can’ statement. The child looks for that statement on their board and covers it with a counter. Continue until someone has a straight line horizontally, vertically or diagonally. There is also a board for children to choose 3 ideas that they will try to help them relax and be more mindful. There is a set of image cards, image cards plus I can statement to print off and the child can stick them to their base board to take away at the end of the session. Other ideas to use this game: Matching pairs game with pictures Matching pairs game with pictures and ‘I can’ statement Print out the cards and put on a keyring as a reminder As a stimulus for discussion Set 1 is available from my shop
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Mindfulness and Relaxation Bingo Set 1

Mindfulness and Relaxation Bingo Set 1

Each child is given a Bingo base board and a set of counters. Cut up the word cards and read out the ‘I can’ statement. The child looks for that statement on their board and covers it with a counter. Continue until someone has a straight line horizontally, vertically or diagonally. There is also a board for children to choose 3 ideas that they will try to help them relax and be more mindful. There is a set of image cards, image cards plus I can statement to print off and the child can stick them to their base board to take away at the end of the session. Other ideas to use this game: Matching pairs game with pictures Matching pairs game with pictures and ‘I can’ statement Print out the cards and put on a keyring as a reminder As a stimulus for discussion Set 2 is available from my Shop
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Emotions Register - Emotional literacy, Emotional Intelligence, Social skills

Emotions Register - Emotional literacy, Emotional Intelligence, Social skills

To be mindful of children of ALL ages who would benefit from an emotions check in I have created this resource. It is suitable for children as young as 3 or 4 and as old as 16 or even older. The resources consists of: 14 base boards with different backgrounds light skinned emotion faces darker skinned emotion faces emoji faces small girl emotion character small boy emotion character
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Meltdown Metacognition

Meltdown Metacognition

Meltdown Metacognition This is a 7 page visual guide to help students to think cognitively through meltdowns. Learning Objectives are: To understand the catalysts for meltdowns To apply this understanding to create a meltdown plan (Cool Plan cards) Includes: 5 pages of visual workbook for students, fully illustrated 7 metacognitive questions (proven to help students develop new pathways into thinking) 1 page facilitator notes 1 page of Catalyst and Cool plan cards to cut out Why metacognition? The best definition I have seen is... '...teaching one’s brain to control the thought processes it has for the purpose of directing it towards the management of their own learning...' Taken from: http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/2013/07/23/metacognition-thoughts-on-teaching-mathematical-problem-solving-skills/ https://www.meltdowntracker.com/
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Inspirational Watercolour Quote Posters for your classroom, office or home

Inspirational Watercolour Quote Posters for your classroom, office or home

Inspirational Personal Watercolor Quote Posters for your classroom, office or home. If you love being inspired and you love watercolors, you'll enjoy these watercolor quote posters that have been a huge hit on my Instagram over the past year @teachersresourceforce! These posters contain 20 inspirational and motivational quotes that will look beautiful displayed in your classroom, office, staff room, hallways, bulletin boards or even in your own home! You can print them onto any size your printer can manage - they look great as full size wall posters, small little postcards, greeting cards, book or binder covers etc. the list is endless! I hope these inspirational watercolour quote posters bring you inspiration, motivation and joy, however you decide to use them!
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