Classroom activities and resources general

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Visual tool for talking through behaviour incidents

This A4 sheet provides a framework for talking through behaviour incidents with a student. It uses visual icons to support understanding of key words.

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Back to school - ideas for team building

A blog from the US with some nice ideas for team-building in your new class or classes.

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Brilliant film clip on trying something new

This is a link to a You tube clip of a mini-pig trying something new for the first time, and feeling scared. He does make it down the stairs in the end! Great for work at the start of the school year.www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7leMctSTMc

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Team building activities

Some fun team-building activities for primary or secondary, which could be used to help children reflect on what we need to do to work effectively with others. They were posted on TES Pro by the jenmeister –thank you!

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Inspiring assembly or class session on sense of community

If you’re looking for an inspiring assembly or class session on ‘sense of community’ (New Beginnings or A place to Learn), you can’t beat this youtube clip. Show the clip and get them talking – so many possibilities! What is a community? What brings people together? How does belonging make us feel? ‘How did people know how to behave?’ Search youtube or google for: Ode to Joy flashmob BANCO SABADELL – it’s a treat!

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Short films showing that events can be seen from different perspectives

 Two award-winning short films that help children understand that the same event can be seen from different perspectives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_522923&feature=iv&src_vid=_SsccRkLLzU&v=vDGrfhJH1P4

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The sad tale of rejected ginger seal

http://www.shortlist.com/cool-stuff/photography/ginger-seal-shunned-by-p... This article is sure to be useful for SEAL work on conformity and rejection and valuing differences

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Going for goals - huge whiteboard resource of great clips/ideas/posters for lessons and assemblies on setting goals, persistence and resilience

This resource is a Powerpoint in three parts. There are  motivational and moving film clips, posters, discussion starting points and lesson or assembly ideas. Suitable for KS2, 3 and 4 but with some activities suitable for KS1 too (try the micro-pig learning to climb stairs...) The resource was created for The SEAL Community by Julie Casey.

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Great all-age puppy video about goals and persistence

This is a lovely video (5 minutes or so) that children and young people (primary and secondary) might enjoy, showing how a puppy that had been written off because it couldn’t walk is trained over a two week period to walk, even run, by the vision and relentless optimism and hard work of its owners.

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Twenty iconic quotes on failure that will help children learn about persistence and resilience

This resource has great quotes that would be good to put up at the start of the day or use in assemblies when you are working on Going for Goals/Keep on Learning.

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New class new year- resources for helping your group to bond

These resources will help you get to know your new class or group, and build a sense of belonging .

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Acts of kindness

Use these stories and film clips to get KS2,3 and 4 children talking about the nature of kindness, and trying out their own ways of spreading a little kindness around school.

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All about anger

Here are a couple of really useful resources for teaching and learning about angry feelings. There's a slideshow with lovely visuals, suitable for primary or secondary. It makes a great discussion starter on anger, why we get angry and how we can deal with anger. It was uploaded by Casperdog- thank you!  Then we have  a brilliant Seeing Red workpack which could be used over time with a class or small group. It was created by charlotteEEWB and we are very grateful to her.

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Secret supporters and random acts of kindness lesson ideas

There are some great ideas for kinder classroooms in the blog we've uploaded below. Try the 'Secret Supporter' idea too - there are lesson plans  for each age group. Finally, why not hold a 'random acts of kindness' day or week in school?  To get you going, at

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-05-01/meet-the-boy-making-barry-a-hap... you'll find a nice news article and film about a boy who decided to make the world a better place through random acts of kindness.

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Inside Out

We’re sure you’ve seen the Pixar film Inside Out – a really clever story line explaining emotions and basic neuroscience told through what goes on inside the head of a little girl called Riley. The film depicts how we use the five core emotions - joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust- when difficult and happy experiences arise, and how we need the negative emotions just as much as the positive.

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Eight questions to ask students at the start of the year

Research shows that feeling listened to and that you belong is crucial in school success. Here you will find questions you can ask older primary and secondary children 1-1 or by surveys, to help create that feeling.Yuo might also like to try asking each child to create a Personal Profile; with three headings:What people like and admire about meWhat's important to meHow best to teach support me

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Start Empathy Toolkit

This resource is from the US organisation Ashoka, whose goal is to promote increased empathy in children and adults. The resource is a set of Tool Cards: tips, lesson plans and examples, and insights that can help inform everything from how you design your classroom to your daily interactions with students and colleagues. Some exercises can be done in as little as two minutes, while others can take the form of months-long class projects, applied to a range of subjects. Others simply offer a strategy you can adapt to your existing lesson plans.

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British Values teaching resources compendium

Schools in England are required to actively promote fundamental British values to their pupils, both in lessons and in extracurricular activities. The values are defined as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Under the Prevent Duty, schools must also actively protect children from the dangers of extremism.

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