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”

Trauma Aware Education

The post below was written by Joanne Alford, a board member of PESA, experienced lead educator and positive psychology practitioner based in Victoria, Australia. Joanne has a vast amount of practical experience implementing a blend of positive education and trauma informed learning within schools and kindly agreed to share some invaluable insights and ideas forContinue reading “Trauma Aware Education”

Free Well-being Resources for Young People During COVID-19 Pandemic

School closures, lockdown and the current worldwide health emergency are undoubtedly causing additional stress and anxiety amongst many young people, parents and educators. An increased amount of time together in confined spaces and home schooling/remote teaching & learning is a reality for many of us. Ideas and activities to support and boost young people’s well-beingContinue reading “Free Well-being Resources for Young People During COVID-19 Pandemic”

Lesson idea: Positive Ingredients

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

Lesson idea: Negative vs Positive Emotions

The content below is taken from the Learning Library at IPEN and is by Emily Larson (Director). It is the first 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: Negative vs Positive Emotions”

Using Strengths Language

The content below is taken from the Learning Library at IPEN and is by Emily Larson (Director), it refers to the VIA character strengths and provides a useful explanation to educators regarding why a shared language of strengths is important. About: This activity involves students thinking about language and being introduced to the language ofContinue reading “Using Strengths Language”