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Emotional literacy is the ability to understand and recognise your own emotions through a level of self-awareness. As curriculums continue to place a greater emphasis on RSE and Health learning, the benefits of teaching emotional literacy in children can be far reaching. This webinar is for those working in mental health, behavioural support and RSE and Health learning. It provides an understanding of the importance of emotional literacy, especially for pupil development and good mental health, as well as explaining the benefits of implementing emotional literacy through taking a more whole school approach.
What is emotional literacy?
Why is it important? Including links to current guidance
Emotion vocabulary and key concepts
Emotional literacy and the link to behaviour and mental health
Teaching emotional literacy
A whole school approach to emotional literacy
Emotional LiteracyThoroughly enjoyed listening to this. Have picked up many tips to use in class. Thank you.Angela LEWIS, HLTA - Corley Centre
Teaching Emotional LiteracyA well presented webinar providing insights into the issue.David Scoffield, - University Academy Holbeach
Teaching Emotional Literacy: How to Support Pupils Behavioural DevelopmentI liked the resilience section. Resilience is a big factor I think in supporting students, if we could only focus on this moreSteve Brinkleys, Senior leader - The Heath School
Teaching emotional literacyreally good webinar very helpful when thinking about emotional literacy.Glynis Russell, Support staff - The Heath School
Emotional literacyVery useful information have gained a lot from thisJanette Forth, Support staff - Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School
emotional litracyenjoyed it thank youJennie Furlong, Support staff - Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School
Emotional LiteracyVery interestingEmma Lowers, Support staff - Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School
Emotional Literacy ReviewReally useful webinar. Lots of useful strategies to try in school.Olivia Beale, - Edgebury Primary School
Useful and supportivei found this thoughtful webinar helpful and supportive. Sometimes it helps to take a step back from a situation and think more about the feelings that may have prompted it.Susan Kerr, Teacher - Hawthorn Primary School
Behaviour and mental healthExcellent ideas. I like the use of Gorilla for loneliness.Christine Crawford, Support staff - Burlington Junior School
Teaching Emotional LiteracyAn extremely useful webinar, especially when working with autistic children. Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotion will be a great resource to our students. Thank you.Karin MCKEOWN, TA - Corley Centre
Emotional literacyThis brings to light the importance of understanding emotional literacy and developing future practice that would be beneficial for all children. Likewise, how practitioners would benefit from teaching and understanding the children in a different and new improved way.Natalie Knowles, - Roundhay School
Emotional Literacythoughtful ideas for activities for developing emotional literacyEmma Pearcey, - Padnell Junior School
Emotional LiteracyIn-depth and interesting presentation with lots of useful suggestions and tools to support the students we work with.James Hutchinson, - Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy
long but goodgood messages but lengthyMark Hall, - Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School
I found the webinar very interesting.Carrie Nield, - Carrwood Primary School
Emotional behaviourI found this extremely helpful, some great ideas and tips to useMichelle Fisher, - Hordle Church of England Primary School
Teaching Emotional LiteracyThis was a good explanation of how not having the vocabulary to explain feelings can impact on young children. The ideas and resources will be a great help for us to develop this in our school. Giving children the knowledge and understanding of how to self regulate their emotions will ultimately aid their learning and self-esteem.Susannah Routledge, TA - Chapel Street Primary School
Teaching Emotional LiteracyEmotional literacy is the bedrock and foundation of good behaviour and problem solving. Reflection is a key concept. The 7 ‘learnable Skills’ of resilience are really useful. Students between 4 –18 only use 5-7 words to describe their emotions. Teaching vocabulary to express emotion in such a way that a student understands is key to reducing frustrations. The vocabulary wheel shown is excellent. The emphasis on the importance of calm is a crucial strategy. This is an excellent webinar with many practical strategies to consider.Richard Stroud, - The Forest High School
Emotional literacy made clear!An excellent webinar, that had lots of ideas to improve and impact in a positive manner on the emotional literacy of my classNichola Byrne, Year 1 class teacher - Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School
Emotional Literacy - Anna Bateman.Very well presented by Anna, easy to follow and very informative. I am now researching Plutchik's wheel of emotion and Anna Freud's assemblies & toolkit. Many thanks, Wendy Jones - National Academy.Wendy Jones, Learner - The National CofE Academy
Teaching emotional literacy:How to support pupils behavioural development.The webinar was very interesting and gave lots of good advice and ideas for supporting pupils, to understand their feelings and emotions in an inclusive way.Tulin Kemal, - Lancasterian Primary School
very informativegood informationLisa Morrison, Teaching Assistant - Our Lady and St Patrick's Catholic Primary School
Emotional LiteracyVery clear and informative. Highlights areas to work on and recommends some very good resources.Chris Foster, support staff - Grove Street Primary School and Nursery School
Very interesting and informative webinarLots of practical ideas for the classroom.Karolina Pieton, Teacher - Selly Oak Trust School
Teaching Emotional LiteracyA very informative webinar, some really good advice and resources offered, I will be looking at 'Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions' in more detail. I very much enjoyed this webinar and found it very helpful moving forward with social and emotional interventions for the Learning Mentor department at our secondary school.Hayley Thomas, - The Forest High School
Great source of informationLots of practical ideas to use in school - great courseDavina Hitchens, - Poole High School
Teaching Emotional LiteracyI enjoyed the webinar. Lots to think about like what 'calm' means and practically doing this so that students can really feel it.Sonia Howard, - Selly Oak Trust School
Support StaffThis webinar provides very useful and important information! Thank you!Zoi Fostini, Support staff - St George's (Hanover Square) CofE Primary School
Emotional literacyA really easy listening experience with plenty of practical tips for the primary class teacher.Julia Banks, Key Stage Lead - Grove Street Primary School and Nursery School
Children are our priorityII enjoyed the presentation, Thank you!Natalie Elcock, Support staff - St George's (Hanover Square) CofE Primary School
emotionsinteresting topic.Jacinta Dore, Support staff - St George's (Hanover Square) CofE Primary School
Excellent WebinarReally enjoyed this webinar and look forward to using some of the resources & strategies within the classroom & my role as a teaching assistant.Laura Butler, - Charlestown Community Primary School
Importance of including Emotional Literacy in the curriculumThe webinar was very well presented and highlighted the importance of including Emotional Literacy in the curriculum inline with expectations from September 2020. A number of good examples of how to move forward. Clear, concise and interesting.Mandy Lillis, Teacher - Selly Oak Trust School
Excellent tutorial.This is my favourite webinar tutorial to date. The expert presenting had a lovely manner, she was concise, helpful and made listening easy. I liked the use of diagrams and charts to support specific facts too. Excellent! . I hope this lady gets to make more sessions.Claire Montrose, Literacy HLTA - Robert Blake Science College
Good informationVery informative with ideas and examples to implement.Syeda Siddiqua, - Selly Oak Trust School
Emotional literacyI have a better understanding of Emotional literacy, and how to use it in my setting and how to encourage children and young to express their feelings in a healthy way, also provide them with all materials that will help them, like display, assembly's and safe spaces.Tagwa Nadir, Support Staff - St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Primary School
Helpful startThis webinar provides a helpful start to developing Emotional Literacy in schools. Great book list in the supporting documents too!Lynsey Whitmore, - Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School
excellentvery goodSarah Nichols, Non-teaching - Queen Katharine Academy
KnowledgeableUseful seminar about emotional literacy and how it makes a difference in light of the new PSHE curriculum.Hannah Sherwood, NQT - Healing School A Science Academy
It is very important for the teachers and support to get such guidance how to teach pupils Emotional Literacy.I enjoyed it very much. Thank you.Rita Butkeviciute, Teacher - Queen Katharine Academy
Useful!This was really useful and has given me some key pointers as to what our nexts steps need to be.Jo Barker, Senior leader - Fakenham Infant and Nursery School
It was a great video, clear and easy to understand. Thank you .Yvonne Wright, - Fakenham Infant and Nursery School
Excellent.I am a HLTA in a secondary school and I teach emotional literacy over a 6 week period to students who need a little help understanding their feelings and how they react to certain situations. This webinar helped so much and gave me some great ideas to use with my students. ThankyouTracy Halfacre, HLTA - St Bonaventure's School
BehavioursVery interest. Useful tips and information. Thank youAnn Robinson, Teacher - Fir Tree Fishery CIC
Very InformativeI am a big believer in this topic and educating everyone into their feelings and consequences of their behaviour. This was very informative and love the resources and suggestions.Sara Rothery, TA - St Patrick's RC High School and Arts College
Very helpfulReally useful information to incorporate into my practiceTova Rowe, - Westrop Primary & Nursery School
Informative and usefulGreat strategies on how to teach/implement emotional literacy in schools. Highlighted relationship between emotional literacy and a positive learning environment.Stephen Edwards, Teacher - Withernsea High School Humanities College
Well presented and I enjoyed listening to this webinar .Michelle Stanhope, - Carrwood Primary School
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