Classroom activities and resources Secondary

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Stress assembly or lesson PowerPoint

This is a fun slideshow about stress from the TES website. It was posted anonymously so unfortunately we can't  thank the clever teacher who put it together.

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Seeing is believing - or is it?:

Some great activities for  empathy - getting students to see situations from a different perspectives

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A lesson on happiness

This is an interesting lesson on happiness for Y9-13.It looks at how doing enriching activities and setting SMART goals can make us happy. There is a lesson plan and four associated worksheets. It was posted on TES website by 'Louploo' - thank you!

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Conflict and anger

Link to useful website with resources to supplement the national SEAL materials on conflict and anger

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An antibullying assembly for primary or secondary

This assembly uses a Who Wants to be a Millionaire format to help children of any age think about bullying

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Rumours

This is a seondary powerpoint on spreading rumours as a form of bullying

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Year 7 anti-bullying sessions for tutor group time

A Y7 anti-bullying resource of fourteen short sessions , suitable for tutor group time, which was created by Ian Paish and shared on The Guardian teacher network by EmilyDrabble –thank you Ian and Emily!

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Assertive, aggressive or passive- fun secondary lesson with cute and crazy animals

One of a series of lessons about relationships and communication uploaded to TES Pro by Orams- thank you!

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Secondary lesson on friendship

Lesson plan, powerpoint and card sort on theme of friendship, uploaded to TES Pro by ezzysunlight - thank you!

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A secondary lesson about relationships- particularly romantic ones

This Powerpoint about relationships has some great pictures.

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Cherokee Indian story about anger

This is a great Powerpoint for older primary or secondary which will get children thinking about whether to 'feed the monster' of anger.

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Fabulous Powerpoints to kick off lessons on friendship and conflict resolution

These powerpoints contain fun images - lots of cute animals - and thought-provoking visuals, along with ideas for using them to start lessons . There's one for primary Getting on and falling out theme, and one for secondary Learning to be together theme.

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Films and lessons for anti-bullying or assertiveness/peer pressure work

This fantastic resource from Film Club and Beat Bullying has teaching ideas for using three Primary films and three Secondary films that deal with issues surrounding friendship, standing up for what is right and the power of groups — positive and negative.

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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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Year 11 assembly on motivation

This fun assembly uploaded  TES site by a kind colleague has great clips about motivaion, persistence and resilience- check out David Beckham

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Year 7 assembly on success

This assembly helps children think about what makes people successful - it is useful for work on the Keep on Learning theme at the start of the year but also for end of yhear reflection - looking bac on what has been achieved and how. it wa suploaded to TES site by a kind anonymous collegaue - thank you.

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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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KS4 film about resilience

This short film shows how soem very clever academics struggled but persisted to get to where they are now

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Motivation, persistence, resilience- ideas for secondary English lessons

These ideas were contibuted by 'kaitaz' - thank you!

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Emotion recognition and is it right to lie to someone to make them feel happy

This very engaging lesson was uploaded to the TES site by 'ACO' - thank you! The resource consists of a whiteboard presentation in five parts with activities for students.A good one for 'Philosophy for children'-type discussions, or a formal debate.

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Good to be me/Learning about me whiteboard resources

A brilliant new KS1-4 ‘Good to be me/Learning about me’ whiteboard resource of film clips/ideas/posters for lessons and assemblies, created for the SEAL Community by Julie Casey. Thank you , Julie!This resource is in four parts.

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Assertive, aggressive or passive- fun secondary lesson with cute and crazy animals

This secondary lesson is one of a series on relationships and communication uploaded to TES Pro by orams- thank you!

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How are you feeling? Fun quiz for KS2 and 3

This is a fun PowerPoint quiz on recognising and understanding feelings, suitable for KS2 and early KS3. It comes from snivelandshriek.com – thank you!

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How to be happier

This resource is a KS3 or 4 lesson is about at ways of increasing our happiness. It has two accompanying worksheets. Adapted from a post by TES user Looplou13- thank you!

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Lessons in empathy

These resources help children develop empathy. For primary schools there is a link to a Sesame Street film illustrating what empathy means, a lovely lesson called Empathy in a shoe box, and a Pass the Face circle activity to help children read social cues. There's an Empathy prints cut-out for literacy or history ( contributed to TES website by Temperance - thank you): students explore how a character might be feeling by imagining they are in their shoes and fill in the shoe outlines.

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Moving on to Year 8

This is a fabulous and imaginative whiteboard resource for a lesson about moving on, which helps pupils explore any worries they may have. It can be adapted to other year groups. It was uploaded to the TES website by ACOYEARS - thank you!

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Motivational poster about changes

This poster prompts discussion about the different feelings we can have about changes in our lives.

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Posters created by Torfaen secondary students

These posters were created by students entering for The Great SEAL Competion in Torfaen's secondary schools and PRU.

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Medium term EYFS and primary planning from Bradford SEBD team

Bradford SEBD team have created this really useful set of medium term plans for all EYFS and primary year groups and all SEAL themes.

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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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Working in groups

A couple of activities for KS 2, 3 and 4 to help children learn to work together

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How to keep your new year's resolutions/reach goals

This is a really interesting blog about how to reach goals/keep to new year resolutions. Worth sharing with older primary or secondary students.

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Fabulous new year resolution resources

Here we have a lovely KS1/2 worksheet for children to create their own new year resolutions for nursery rhyme characters. They can go on to do the same for superheroes, family, friends - and themselves.There's also a nice worksheet for primary/lower secondary on which children can record their wishes and resolutions for school, world and themselves.Finally there is a really  interesting blog about how to reach goals/keep to new year resolutions. Worth sharing with older primary or secondary students.

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Lessons in grit and a grit quiz - for secondary and upper primary

Grit - resilience, tenacity, willpower- is now much talked about by politicians. This blog by Vicki Davis has some great ideas for teaching grit in the classroom . It includes a grit scale pupils can fill in to self-assess, and useful video links.

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Lessons on giving and receiving feedback

These resources help students learn how to give and receive feedback. First there is a unit, created by Holly Fairbrother, which looks at  feedback in the context of digital citizenship. Students create blog posts and comment on each others. Holly uses it with Y7.  Then there is a lesson sequence from Katie Alden , which develops students' skills in giving and receiving constructive criticism from peers on their work.

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Optimism whiteboard lesson or assembly for primary and secondary

This is a fun  Powerpoint created by The SEAL Community, based around a Trash or Treasure story. It could be used as a lesson or an assembly followed up in lesson time..

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Lessons in goal setting and perseverance

Here are a collection of lesson ideas and films for teaching children how to set themselves goals and stick to them. They were devised by US teachers Amy Lyons and Beth Perkins for eleven year olds and could be used here in upper primary and lower secondary,

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Symbols of resilience

This lesson uses film to help students explore the concept of resilience, then mke a creation to summarise what they have learned. It was created by Deborah Havert and is suitable for older primary and secondary classes.

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Stress, relaxation and positive thinking - secondary resources for Learning about Me

In this selection we have first Massonet's meditation - a brilliant set of slides with music on a loop, to help children learn to become calm and focus. It could be used in an assembly or lesson starter. The images and music are interspersed with snippets of information.The file must be viewed in slideshow mode to hear the music. It was created by PWilloughby – thank you!

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Secondary resources for learning about relationships and teamwork

These resources form part of the Tesco Youth Academy . Thanks Tesco!

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Got some girls making each other's lives a misery?

These lessons from The Ophelia Project in US help girls learn about 'relational aggression' -  the subtle tactics of social exclusion, spreading rumours and threats to withdraw friendship that are so common amongst girls. There are 6 lessons for each age group.

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Lessons in friendship

For primary we have the Value of Friendship lesson with activities including friendship bingo and giving compliments, from avatarcrossy70 - big thanks. It comes with a WORD resource for the bingo game.

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Fabulous goals, resolutions and resilience secondary resources for 2016

First we've some great assemblies - one on reaching your goals, with accompanying Trip of a Lifetime slideshow , one from TrueTube for Key Stages 3 and 4 about New Year's Resolutions and making a difference through random acts of kindness, and one on achievement.

For assemblies or lessons you'll like the film playlist about dealing with failure we've found  and uploaded. 

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A black dog on my shoulder secondary lesson about depression for Learning about Me

This interesting lesson was uploaded to the TES website by Jackie Wynne - thank you Jackie. You could use this with the wonderful I had a black dog picture book by Matthew Johnstone – on film at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYcAlso useful is the song Black dog on my shoulder, by the Manic Street Preachers http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/manicstreetpreachers/blackdogonmyshoulder...

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Assemby quotes for wellbeing, happiness and mental health

This PowerPoint of positive quotes about wellbeing, happiness and mental health could be used as an assembly, starter or plenary in a lesson- or as a source of posters. Thank you Loubylou33

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A collection of mental health resources for secondary schools

First we have a great Science lesson on resilience and depression. The lesson, from the MindFull organisation, opens with Matthew Johnstone’s moving animation I had a black dog, his name is depression, before exploring the genetic forces at work in those who suffer from it. The lesson tackles the stigma of mental health by presenting a series of true or false statements (“Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened” and “The only things you can be addicted to are drugs and alcohol”),followed by a class discussion.

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My grandchildren lost their mother- please use our resources on bereavement and loss

I'm posting these resources for a very personal reason. My twin grandchildren lost their mother to cancer when they were five. They were in their first year at school. Every year issues crop up - this year around mothers' day. So this is a plea for all of you to include work on bereavement and loss in your everyday SEAL/PSHE work, even though it feels difficult.

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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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Great ideas for new class team building

This compendim includes a great Room 101 getting-to-know-you activity that gets pupils talking and builds confidence  It is suitable for upper KS2 classes and  secondary tutor groups. It was uploaded by inara 14- thank you!Then there is a nice Future Self  group challenge  that gets children thinking about their future and helps them work as a team.

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A must-see short film

New boy This is a moving, subtle eleven minute film about how it feels to be a new arrival... to be treated badly by other children, and yet find friendship in unexpected places. Based on a short story by Roddy Doyle, the film captures the experience of being the new boy in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine-year-old African boy.

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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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The spaghetti marshmallow challenge

Want a particularly fun activity to use for helping children develop group work skills? You could use the Marshmallow Challenge with the groupwork checklists in the national SEAL Getting On and Falling Out resources. The challenge is to build the talllest free-standing structure you can in 900 seconds. The materials are miniature marshmallows and dried spaghetti straws. The height of the tower is scored at oone point per centimetre.There’s an interesting video about a variant on the challenge athttp://www.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_build_a_tower?language=en 

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Want to get children talking about empathy?

Try these three short films about empathy, supporting and comforting others. Suitable for older secondary students, they would be great for stimulating class discussion on what is empathy and how it differs, for example, from sympathy. The first has fun animations to illustrate what empathy means. In the second children talk about what it means to them. The third asks whether animals can show empathy, and describes some recent controversial research.

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Working together, empathy and friendship 2016 secondary resource compendium

First, we think you will like Crabs versus ants versus penguins - a fun film about the power of working in a group https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jop2I5u2F3U

For empathy, we love the What is empathy lesson, uploaded below, which helps children understand what empathy means. It includes a brilliant short You Tube film, New Boy, based on a story by Roddy Boyle. Beware though – ne of the children at one point uses the word f—cking so you might need to do some clever editing.

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Try these great mindfulness ideas

Now more than ever, teaching mindfulness in the classroom is a necessity. Our children are stressed and anxious. Teachers and parents are stressed and anxious, too. Our lives are busy, and we often find our thoughts buzzing over the past or worrying about the future. We need mindfulness because it teaches us to live in the present moment, enjoying and experiencing what’s in front of us. Here you will find simple ways to incorporate mindfulness into your curriculum and bring calm to your classroom.

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The resilient classroom

Charities BOND and Young Minds have published some fantastic secondary tutor group resources to build students' resilience. The resource pack was created by staff and students at Hove Park School.

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New transitions compendium

In this compendium we have a bumper set of Transition ideas for all ages as they move from class to class or school to school, a Y6 lesson on transition and managing change from Katie Jump (thank you!) and some fabulous resources and scheme of work from the brilliant Ruth Frost, SEAL Coordinator at a Torfaen school in Wales. The scheme (Y7 term 1 SOW) can be on transition days in Y6 when children visit their new secondary school. Many of the activities could also be used when they start in Y7.

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Understanding stereotyping

There are some great lessons about stereotyping for all ages in this resource on Universal Values from NASUWT- do have a look!

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A new school year - great tutor group activities to build belonging and resilence

This lovely resource from BOND and Young Minds was written by Sam Hart, Angie Taylor and staff and pupils at Hove School.  It supports the tutor group structure and helps build relationships between tutors and students.

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All-new resource compendium for your 2017 work on Getting On and Falling Out/Learning to be Together

Here we have a lesson for upper KS2 and secondary pupils about migration and understanding what it feels to be different, based on a moving poem.For secondary students there is a Power-Point and linked worksheet and lesson plan on the theme of friendship, from ezzy sunlight (thank you!) , and a very useful suite of resources on kindness and friendship in relation to the use of social media, plus some peer pressure scenarios for role play and discussion.

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We have more in commmon than that which divides us

You may not have taken part in the summer Great Get Together event to celebrate the life of Jo Cox MP, who was killed because of her beliefs. But you can still use the nice classrooom activities from the resource pack devised by the Jo Cox Foundation, which help childen learn that they have lots in common with others they may feel different from. We've uploaded the primary and secondary packs here.

You'll also like this film 'The DNA journey- we are more alike than we think'- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyaEQEmt5ls.

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Great secondary lesson about pursuing goals

These well differentiated  resources consist of a PowerPoint, worksheets, and film clips for a lesson about self-confidence and pursuing goals. They were created by EC_Resources. Thank you!

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Positive thinking - a snakes and ladders game and lesson plan for secondary and upper primary

This is a fun lesson plan for upper primary/secondary which helps students understand negative thoughts and how to replace them with positive ones – by playing Snakes and Ladders.

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New transition collection

Here we have a really nice end-of-year activity for Year 7s. They have to create a  How to Survive Year 7 Guide for the next Y7 students. There is a  PowerPoint which can be used to introduce the activity through discussion and suggest what aspects of school might go in the guide. Students then need to work together (pairs/small groups) to create their a guide. Thanks to ashleymarie for these resoources.

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Exam stress lessons and tutor group discussions for Y10 and 11

These lessons form part of a coherent approach to mental health and wellbeing at Tapton School in Sheffield. They focus on exam stress and preparation for exams in context of understanding and managing stress in general.

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Emotional hijack and self regulation

We've put together here a set of  ‘Fight or flight’ slides on the emotional and thinking parts of the brain from the original SEAL training materials and the classroom resources, plus new stuff on emotional regulation. Suitable for primary children and Y7.

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