Classroom activities and resources general

New COVID-19 teaching resources

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We’ve uploaded a batch of new resources to the SEAL website:

 The pick of the best COVID19 resources form Mentally Healthy Schools: a sentence starters sheet primary children can use to about feelings and hopes, an emotional check-in sheet for older children , an anxiety thermometer for 1-1 or small group work, an emotion wheel for primary children to make and use, a lovely primary Self Care Kit to send home to help children manage stress , a delightful early years/KS1 relax like a cat Relax leaflet relaxation exercise

How the brain works - A lesson for upper KS2 and KS3 on how feelings can take over and get out of control

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This lesson helps pupils understand how the parts of the brain work together in dealing with strong emotions. Children learn what it means to 'lose it' during an emotional hi-jack. There are some great videos and a fun activity where pupils illustrate what the three parts of the brain would look like if they were people!

Another bumper resource collection for Getting on/Learning to be together

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Here you will find:

Some classroom ideas for building a sense of community

Lessons in empathy: a nice primary lesson idea about welcoming a newcomer

Space Tortoise- a book to use for primary work on welcoming strangers

The Suitcase - A lovely picture book about kindness to strangers

A great primary/early secondary assembly Stop bullying with a tube of tooothpaste

A colllection of resources for teaching about diversity and for the Prevent duty

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Here we have uploaded 

- a primary or secondary assembly or lesson  resource (slides with teacher notes)on valuing diversity and difference,  from Tower Hamlets. Includes a fabulous slide picture asking Would you want to live in a world wher everyone looked the same?

- a set of secondary lessons (slides with notes)  to meet the Prevent duty , also from Tower Hamlets. Covers prejudice, empathy with refugees, understanding what is and isn't true.

British Values teaching resources compendium

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Start Empathy Toolkit

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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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