WoW! News

When I learnt about WoW! News, I was keen to share it with you. Providing young people with opportunities to access age appropriate and balanced news is so important – WoW! News offers a platform to engage children with current affairs in a more positive and solution focused manner. It’s an invaluable tool that hasContinue reading “WoW! News”

Our Brain

Developing children’s emotional intelligence and teaching them to recognise their emotions can help children to overcome stress, manage aggression and express their feelings. It has an impact on their overall well-being, behaviour and relationships with others. One way to do this is to help children understand and recognise the different parts of the brain andContinue reading “Our Brain”

Education: Well-Being and Resilience Books

If you’re interested in learning more about Positive Education, or generally exploring well-being and resilience in education, the following publications are a good place to start. Within the texts you’ll find references and suggestions for further reading on topics of particular interest. Many should be available at your local bookshop or library, alternatively they canContinue reading “Education: Well-Being and Resilience Books”

Greater Good in Education

“…skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society – what we call ‘the science of a meaningful life’.” Have you explored the Greater Good in Education website?  It offers a great selection of evidence-based strategies and techniques to integrate social emotional learning and character education into schools. It also champions the creation of positiveContinue reading “Greater Good in Education”

Free Guide – Parents and Educators

 “…in order for children and teens to be able to focus and learn well they need to feel safe and supported by the adults around them – physically, socially, psychologically and emotionally.” (Resilience Now For Parents) CEO and founder of ‘Discovering My Purpose’ Laura Garrison-Brook recently shared the free e-book Going Back to School Well: AContinue reading “Free Guide – Parents and Educators”

Anxiety and Children

The post below is taken from GoZen! (20/02/20) and is by Renee Jain (Founder). GoZen! offers lots of paid interactive and animated social and emotional learning programs for children aged 5-15yrs as well as a range of free weekly printables that can be emailed directly to you. It could be a useful resource to addContinue reading “Anxiety and Children”

Forest School

The positive impact of being in and connecting with nature is immense. Research suggests that some of the benefits for children accessing a green space include stress and anxiety reduction, enhanced focus, resilience, reduction in behavioural problems and overall improved mental well-being.   Yet, many of our children spend most of their time indoors. WeContinue reading “Forest School”

Lesson idea: Writing A Letter For A Bad Day

The content below is taken from the Learning Library at IPEN and is by Emily Larson (Director). It is the last of four interlinked lesson ideas I have posted, which focus on raising awareness of how our emotions impact us and the importance of developing emotional intelligence amongst children.  IPEN’s Learning Library has many freeContinue reading “Lesson idea: Writing A Letter For A Bad Day”

Lesson idea: Positive Artefacts

The content below is taken from the Learning Library at IPEN and is by Emily Larson (Director). It is the third of four interlinked lesson ideas I will be posting, which focus on raising awareness of how our emotions impact us and the importance of developing emotional intelligence amongst children.  IPEN’s Learning Library has manyContinue reading “Lesson idea: Positive Artefacts”