Developing Emotional Literacy in Schools
A school which seeks to promote emotional literacy will create an environment in which pupils are happier, eager to learn and enthusiastic to attend each day and where the teachers, too, feel positive about their work.
Time spent developing emotional literacy is thus not a luxury but will bring you enormous benefits including better grades and a positive school ethos through: improved relationships due to increased empathy and compassion among both staff and pupils; a reduction in bullying; an understanding and acceptance of individual differences; and raised levels of motivation and achievement. A better understanding of emotions can also help young people deal with those anxieties and worries which can ultimately lead to problems such as eating disorders and depression which sadly are becoming increasingly common today.
This photocopiable book is in two parts: the first part explains what emotional literacy is and the benefits it brings; the second part contains practical activities for you to use in your classroom. The activities can be used with students of different ages although the way the subject matter is introduced may need to be adapted according to the maturity level of your group.
Cat No: 978 1 86083 760 9