Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom
Practical and Creative Literacy and Art Resources for Key Stage 2
David Fulton Publishers – 2010 – 114 pages
This practical resource book for Key Stage 2 explores a range of emotions using both original poetry and well-known artworks to stimulate discussion in the classroom.
Based on the extensive teaching experience of Daphne Gutteridge and Vivien Smith as well as current educational initiatives such as ECM and SEAL, this book is aimed at practitioners who are committed to creating an emotionally healthy classroom environment where children feel valued and confident about managing and responding to feelings. Providing practical and creative resources throughout, this book:
Essential reading for all teachers who wish to create an emotionally literate environment, this book provides a practical and creative resource to enable teachers to develop emotional literacy in a cross curricula context in their classrooms.
Preface Introduction Part 1: Positive Emotions 1. Brave 2. Calm 3. Confident 4. Determined 5. Excited 6. Happy 7. Hopeful 8. Loved 9. Optimistic 10. Proud 11. Resilient 12. Successful Part 2: Negative Emotions 1. Angry 2. Confused 4. Dejected 5. Disappointed 6. Embarrassed 7. Fearful 8. Frustrated 9. Jealous 10. Lonely 11. Sad 12. Stressed 13. Threatened Glossary Appendix List of Artists and Artworks Index
Daphne Gutteridge has over thirty years of experience as a teacher and headteacher. She is now an Inset Trainer working with schools in Swindon. She is the author, together with Viv Smith, of Using Circle Time for PSHE and Citizenship (2008).
Viv Smith’s teaching career spans thirty-five years. She is currently working as an Associate Tutor mentoring student teachers at Edgehill University, Lancashire.