Good to be me (primary)/Learning about me (secondary) lesson plans and assemblies

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Powerpoint for primary or secondary on understanding feelings

This fun Powerpoint lesson was created by starfish1954- thank you!

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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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Great new primary assembly for Good to be me

This is a lovely play for a primary assembly on Good to be me. There are about 12 speaking parts but it could be adapted. Everyone uses their special talents to rescue the palace puppies. Contributed to TES website by katiekatie – thank you so much!

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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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A lesson on courage

This is a thought-provoking primary lesson about courageuploaded to TES site by erica_hastie_06.

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Good to be me Year 2 medium term planning

This medium term Y2 plan was uploaded to TEs website by ‘arth’ – 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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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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Primary Good to be Me planning and assessment

The wonderful behaviour support team in Bradford created  medium term plans and assessment ideas for their schools, for each of the SEAL themes. Here are the Good to be Me plans for all year groups , along with some Reception planning from the TES website.

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New Good to be Me Foundation activity plans

These Foundation Stage activities support the SEAL Good to be Me theme. The first helps children to understand they may not be good at everything but can be proud of what they can do. It uses a Persona doll and the picture book A Chick Called Saturday, by Joyce Dunbar. The second is based on Julia Donaldson’s Sharing a Shell story and enables children to think about what each brings to the class community.

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Great new primary lessons for Good to be Me

In this selection we have Who we really are, a lovely lesson about identity, for KS1 or 2,  based on the book 'I Look Like a Girl' by Sheila Hamanaka.Then for KS1 there's Raggie Anne and Sadie,  a nice assembly or lesson starter PowerPoint to get children thinking about how different qualities we may have are all valuable.It was uploaded to the TES site by Kate Medhurst- thank you!

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The worm who wished - but found it was Good to be Me!

This lovely story ( S. Daunt, copyright 2012) was written by and uploaded by Samdaunt77- thank you! It describes a worm who met all sorts of characters and wished he was them… but in the end concluded he was better off being himself. Great for the SEAL Good to be Me theme.

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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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Good to be me Year 5 daily plans and resources

Daiy plans with PowerPoint and resources for Year 5 SEAL Good to be me theme .

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Resilience in times of trouble - primary and secondary assemblies

Two nice  assemblies, with PowerPoints, from the  Place2Be charity. ~Suitable for Good to be Me/Learning about Me SEAL themes, or for Going for Goals/Keep on Learning.

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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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OH...oh...oh! You must use this wonderful Giraffes Can't Dance film for Good to be Me

Here it is .... for a primary asembly or lesson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86LIN8vRsTg&nohtml5=False  

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A collection of mental health resources for primary

Calm for Kids is an organisation that provides free resources to help teach children to calm themeselves via yoga. meditation and mindfulness. We've uploaded some examples, plus a useful poster from Place2Be.You'll also like Place2Be's resilience assembly at http://www.sealcommunity.org/member-resource/resilience-times-trouble-pr.... Use it with Giraffe's Can't Dance animation athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86LIN8vRsTg&nohtml5=False  

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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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Be yourself, don't be a lemming and other 'Good to be me' resources

Here we have scenario cards based around the topic of peer pressure, suitable for KS2. Children work in groups to act and re-enact the scenarios with the actions that they would take. Uploaded by Sby lmcd1206- thank you. Also try this nice Be yourself, don’t be a lemming Powerpoint uploaded by Lisa Jennings.For appreciating your own and others' unique gifts and talents use these Floreat lessons based on a specially created story,  Kangaroo Loves Races.

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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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Get to know your new class and involve parents

Why not send home this One Page Profile and ask children to complete it with their family? They can stick on a photo or draw themselves, then record:- the things that other people like and admire about them- what is important to them ... what they are really interested in, what they want to achieve, favourite lessons and activities, routines that matter to them

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Get to know your new class and involve parents

Why not send home this One Page Profile and ask children to complete it with their family? They can stick on a photo or draw themselves, then record- the things that other people like and admire about them- what is important to them ... what they are really interested in, what they want to achieve, favourite lessons and activities, routines that matter to them

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A Mindfulness-based Kindness Curriculum

 This is an excelllent resource of 24 lesson plans for Reception and KS1.  The resource gives you lots of new ideas for work on SEAL themes, from understanding emotions to welcoming newcomers (New Beginnings), to being a good friend and resolving conflict(Getting On and Falling Out) to handling worries and other strong feelings (Good to be Me).

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Working on worries? Try this collection of primary book-based ideas

This collection is good for work on facing fears and managing worries.

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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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Can you let go of your tree?

This primary lesson is based on a picture book is about a Koala called Kevin who doesn't want to let go of his tree, but by trying new things learns that you can’t eradicate fear but you can learn to manage it.

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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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Zones of Regulation resources Jean Gross You need to be logged in AND be a member to download this resource