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Insight Series 1-5
1. Managing Emotions
Six full activities with teachers’ notes designed to raise awareness of why emotional intelligence matters and how to put it into practice. Useful questionnaire plus creative and engaging 20-minute lesson plans.
Six activities designed to help students recognise the spectrum of what bullying is, to understand the feelings underneath the behaviour, and how to be proactive in preventing and dealing with bullying. Full teachers’ notes included, plus creative and engaging 20-minute lesson plans.
Communication is central to all relationships, all interactions, all situations. Too often, students forget that communication is a two-way process, and more complex than they realise. These six activities are designed to explore the wider implications of communication. Includes full teacher’s notes, plus creative and engaging 20-minute lesson plans.
4. Peer Pressure
This pack asks students to consider both the positive and negative influences that our peers can exert over us. It invites students to explore what inspires them, what would they like to do if they didn’t worry about fitting in with others? Four imaginative and engaging 20-minute lesson plans with full teachers’ notes.
5. Family Break-Up
The purpose of this pack is to provide suggestions to enable teachers to provide support for students who are coping with a difficult family time. Suitable for both individuals and small groups, these six inventive and caring 20-minute sessions come with full teachers’ notes.
This is a simple exercise that is a good way to open up discussion about bullying. Physically taking a stand will enable them to feel more involved.
Depression and the Cycle of Life
An activity to enable students to understand the difference between normal sadness and Clinical Depression.
Mental Health Matters
The purpose of this PowerPoint presentation is to show students that we are aware of mental health.
An activity to help students understand the emotion of anger.
A short activity that you may find useful in the light of recent terrorist attacks.
10 Tips for maintaining mental health
This activity gives students the opportunity to discuss mental health openly without stigma.
The purpose of this exercise is to look at health in general, using the broad headings of body, brain and feelings.
Are you what you wear?
An activity to encourage students to think about how they judge other people by their appearance.
The purpose of this activity is to offer students one way of dealing with anxieties.
A creative activity to consider choosing and giving qualities at Christmas.
This PowerPoint presentation will help students improve their concentration.
Coping with anxiety
This PowerPoint presentation is designed to help students deal with anxiety in any situation that they may face.
Don’t get caught in the net
Useful advice to keep students safe when they are using the internet.
A student questionnaire which flags up vital areas of emotional maturity, this unit will be useful for a ‘before’ and ‘after’ look at any group.
Emotionally intelligent tips for improving pupils’ behaviour
Ways to include pupils in taking responsibility for their behaviour and looking beyond the behaviour to the emotions that underly it.
An activity to show students what it is like to feel happy and sad both mentally and physically.
Friendship problems? A helpful strategy for use with either a small group or with a whole tutor group.
Getting to know you
The PowerPoint presentation encourages students to look openly and honestly at the relationship between boys and girls in their class and, subsequently the wider world.
Habitually setting goals helps us to be proactive in our lives rather than drifting and letting things happen to us.
Gratitude’s my attitude
An activity to show students how gratitude can have a positive affect on their lives.
A group activity to show students how our approach to tasks can influence the outcome.
How relationships help us
A chance to explore the qualities of relationships (of any sort) and discuss priorities.
It takes one to know one
An activity which helps students to see that the qualities they admire in other people are also in themselves.
Two activities which encourage students to think about our obsession with body image.
An fun assembly or group activity to consider the way we judge other people.
The purpose of this activity is to give students the opportunity to think about what values are and which ones they think are important.
An activity to encourage students to think about alternative and additional ways of giving at Christmas.
A helpful strategy for dealing with stress; when we change our focus from ourselves to someone else, we feel less stressed.
The hero inside
An activity to start students thinking about times when they have been a leader/ a hero. They are doing more than they think.
The power of the mind
A group activity to explore how our thoughts affect our bodies.
The way we are
The purpose of this activity is to highlight how children in the UK compare with children in the rest of Europe.
The purpose of this activity is to raise student’s awareness of the importance of true communication in education and in life.
We all behave (1)
A group activity to show students that we all behave because of what we are feeling.
We all behave (2)
A class or group activity to explore how we all act because of how we are feeling.
We can all be heros
A vivid visual assembly or group activity to remind students of their inner strength; a feel-good, confidence booster.
What are we like?
An opportunity to reflect on how much the people we mix with affects our lives.
What does it take?
An activity for students to think about some of the elements of success in life.
A unit to pinpoint why communication is so important in our friendships and our effectiveness. Fill in the blanks of varied quotations.
Why does kindness matter – 4 activities
The purpose of these activities is to explore the importance of kindness and encourage students to practice kindness.
An exercise to enable students to experience the peace of stillness and create a feeling of wellbeing.
Your personal logo’
The purpose of this activity is to design a personal logo. This is an opportunity for personal reflection and self-expression.
Teachers’ and Assembly Notes
NEW Stress Busting Tips
A look at how to survive stress.
Descriptors of emotional maturity
A brief outline of the range of behaviours at various stages of emotional development.
PSHE at KS3
Teacher planning sheets
One for each of the 5 key areas of emotional literacy.
The emotional toolkit – 5 top tips
A useful reminder of the key principles for success in school. For display in classrooms and staffrooms.
Transforming a difficult class
A case study of one teacher’s successful approach.
Well-being… something we all want but how do we get it?
A PowerPoint presentation of principles that boost well-being, plus suggested pair, group and class activities.
Assembly: Coping with change
For Y7 and can also be used as a tutor lesson. Change is happening all the time. How can we support each other as we change to a new school?
Assembly : How do you feel?
An interactive look at Emotional Intelligence which can be used as a stand alone or as an introduction to VisionWorks KS3 It’s OK Being Me
Assembly : What makes you happy?
An assembly questioning what we value and sharing tips on how to live a happy life.