Good to be me

Try these primary Good to be Me resources

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Here we’ve uploaded a series of lessons that cover a lot of SEAL themes, but are especially useful for work on self-awareness, and ideas for using Willy the Wimp on a similar theme.

Try these great mindfulness ideas

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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.


A collection of mental health resources for secondary schools

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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.

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

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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.

New Good to be Me Foundation activity plans

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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.

Primary Good to be Me planning and assessment

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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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