learning to be together

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.

New resource compendiums

For the SEAL Community website we have uploaded ideas on how families can use One Page Profiles to help teachers get to know their new class, plus some great tutor group ideas for building belonging and resilience.

Find them at http://sealcommunity.org/member-resource/get-know-your-new-class-and-inv... http://sealcommunity.org/member-resource/new-school-year-great-tutor-gro...

We have more in commmon than that which divides us

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Working together, empathy and friendship 2016 secondary resource compendium

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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.

Want to get children talking about empathy?

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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.

The spaghetti marshmallow challenge

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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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