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102 Creative Strategies for Depressed Children and Adolescents

A Practical Resource for Teachers, Counsellors and Parents By Donna Strom, Kaye Randall and Susan Bowman Depression can have many harmful and even devastating effects on the lives of children and adolescents. It can derail school performance and lead to social and family troubles. It can also have harmful effects on a young person's physical health. This book is a practical resource that includes a variety of strategies (including reproducible worksheets) designed to use with primary and...

£20.40
A to Z Thinking Warm-Ups

Includes CD containing ready-to-go worksheets By Steve Wayne A to Z Thinking Warm-ups provides teachers with fun, fast and easy-to-use alphabet activities that will engage and motivate students of all levels. The activities can easily be extended to develop creative and critical thinking skills, and incorporate multiple intelligences. They can be used individually or in pairs, groups or as a whole class to encourage collaborative and cooperative learning. A to Z Thinking Warm-ups consists of...

£20.60
Activities For Building Self-Confidence

A collection of activities and games to promote self-confidence and enhance self-esteem in young people By E A Morris. These activities recognise that self-confidence and self-esteem are interrelated. They can be used to create a programme for developing self-confidence in young people and include ways to help them: Learn to focus and concentrate Pay attention Learn to speak up for themselves Acknowledge what they have already learnt Accept praise and appreciation To accept and give compliments...

£29.95
Activities for Developing Thinking Skills

Creative and critical thinking by Bess Wellner and Jan Yoder Activities for Developing Thinking Skills provides instruction and suggestions for the explicit teaching of thinking skills to all students. It provides a balanced approach to creative and critical thinking, developing both divergent and convergent thinking skills as part of the thinking process. The book is divided into two halves each having four sections as follows: SECTION 1: PRODUCTIVE THINKING Fluency Flexibility Elaboration...

£16.20
Advanced Extension Pack and Game Cards for Navigating The Zones

IMPORTANT – Please Note!This product requires the use of Navigating The Zones, sold separately.About the Advanced Extension PackIf you’ve been using the game Navigating The Zones, integrate the Advanced Extension Pack and Game Cards to help more sophisticated thinkers (age 10+) further develop their problem solving and self-regulation skills. Add these advanced cards to the Navigating The Zones cooperative game to introduce three additional levels of play—including competitive game play! The...

£25.44
An Early Start - Promoting Social Competence

by Desma HughesBeing able to form satisfying relationships is an essential life skill, but it is a skill that must be learned. It enables people to feel a sense of belonging in any group and is closely linked to confidence, self-esteem and emotional well-being. Having the ability to initiate and maintain satisfying relationships with others, especially peers, is known as social competence. Many children find it difficult to develop social competence, so teachers and parents have an important...

£20.60
Anger Management Discussion Cards Primary

The perfect way to help children talk about anger-inducing situations and how they would copeBy E A Morris Choose from a variety of scenarios to allow children to open up about situations that are likely to make them angry.Users pick a card and discuss that scenario, either one-to-one or in small groups.This can be followed up by role-play and the opportunity to practise different strategies for dealing with similar situations. Contains: 42 cards with scenarios such as 'Someone makes a very...

£29.95
Anger Management Games Primary

Group games using compassion and care to deal with situations of conflict and angerBy E A MorrisBy using games to explore angry feelings, adults working with children can help them begin to understand what they are feeling and work out ways to use those feelings to achieve better outcomes. The majority of these games are to be played first in an angry way and then in a more controlled, compassionate and caring way for comparison and contrast in the subsequent discussion.Supplied on cards, this...

£24.95
Anger Management Programme Primary

Session plans to control children's anger effectivelyBy E A MorrisThis anger management programme draws on research about the development of emotional and social intelligence which indicates that a well-balanced and emotionally mature individual will be capable of greater academic achievement since they are not psychologically involved with inner tensions and emotional turmoil.To achieve emotional maturity this programme teaches: Self-awareness Self-management Impulse control Active listening...

£42.50
Assessing & Developing Self-Esteem Ages 5-11

An easy way to assess and develop a child's self-esteem, their sense of self, belonging and personal powerBy E A MorrisAssessing & Developing Self-Esteem Ages 5-11 contains everything you need to evaluate the self-esteem of an individual child or group of pupils using a self-esteem indicator questionnaire which will enable you to evaluate an overall level of the individual’s self-esteem, plus obtain scores on sense of self, sense of belonging and sense of personal power. Based on the results of...

£42.50
Autism in the Classroom Kit in a bag

Especially useful for those on the autism spectrum, those with social communication difficulties and those with English as a second language. Help children to communicate more effectively, to make better decisions and to understand what is happening next, routines & sequences.Over 90% of children are visual learners and up to 97% for those with social communication difficulties and yet we tend to use our voices far too much. This kit responds to children and young people who are visual...

£74.95
Behaviour Fan Set of 10

10 x Social Communication FansThe Behaviour Fan helps you to support children's understanding of appropriate behaviour. Use the traffic lights to indicate 'green' well done, 'amber' think, 'red' stop.Ask the child to think about what should happen next by saying sorry and being friends. Use the thumbs up and star petals to praise appropriate action and reinforce the resulting positive behaviour.Fans are double laminated for extra strength and are 125mm tall by 45mm at their widest point.This...

£37.95
Being Part of a Group - Poster (large 24" x 36")

Being Part of a Group requires you to take perspective of others! By Michelle Garcia Winner A group exists whenever two or more people come together. Groups form around a purpose (a class at school, a hiking group) and some groups are more about just "hanging out" in a non-structured social way. No matter why we come together, being part of a group requires us to be social thinkers. We use our social skills to co-exist in those situations - even when we're not interacting with the...

£13.20
Big Deals and Little Deals

and What to Do When They Happen to You By Kim Edmister At long last, simple and clear-cut guidelines for helping children differentiate big deals - situations that require adult intervention and little deals - those things children are capable of handling on their own. Eliminate the need to give constant reminders to “Stop tattling.” Instead, empower children by prompting, “Is it a big deal or a little deal?” Once they have learned the difference and know the strategies, they are better...

£16.40
Blob Posters

By Pip Wilson and Ian LongBlobs are a way of communicating using two of the first languages that we learn as children – body language and feelings. Before we can speak, before we can write, we have all learned to read the signs in our parents' faces, and appreciate being held and hugged. This means that Blobs are an all-age resource. Ian has used them in schoolwork with children as young as four who have already begun to recognise when they feel like these 'funny people'. Blobs live in a strange...

£22.95
Blob Tree Posters

By Pip Wilson and Ian LongBlobs are a way of communicating using two of the first languages that we learn as children – body language and feelings. Before we can speak, before we can write, we have all learned to read the signs in our parents' faces, and appreciate being held and hugged. This means that Blobs are an all-age resource. Ian has used them in schoolwork with children as young as four who have already begun to recognise when they feel like these 'funny people'. Blobs live in a strange...

£22.95
Body Image Programme

A comprehensive resource packed full of activities to develop positive and confident girls with a focus on body image.By Nikki GiantIn an age where we are constantly bombarded by messages that tell us we’re not good enough as we are, this programme helps to build positive, self-aware girls and young women who feel comfortable in their skin, and truly celebrate their bodies.A stimulating, self-esteem building programme for girls, it is designed to help them form and maintain healthy friendships...

£45.00
Brad Learns How to Take a Bite Out of Meanness

By Susan Bowman This colourfully illustrated story introduces Brad, an unusual shark, who doesn't "fit in" with the other sharks. He is teased and called names by other sea creatures because he doesn't fit the reputation of being a shark. So he tries to not hang around the other sharks hoping this will make a difference. But the teasing continues. He finally turns to his only friend Kia, a humpback whale, who tells him that he should not try to change who he is just to have friends....

£12.20
Brain (Squishy Foam)

Think Social Squishy Foam Brain Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 2" Students enjoy squeezing the small, blue foam rubber brains as the brains encourage them to think more flexibly and abstractly about the size of their problems and the choices they are making. Used in lessons that encourage flexible thinking, including those in the comic book curriculum Superflex and Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME, the brains offer a fun way to inspire our students to think about their social thinking...

£5.28
Bringing Critical Thinking Alive | Thinkers and Performers

by Elizabeth SimonIn this book you will find that critical thinking is not simply a question of children 'doing something harder', but a way of thinking that is distinct and discerning. You will be able to use the suggested activities and tasks to teach children the essential skills of working in collaborative groups and asking questions that position them in relation to the information they receive and communicate. This stimulating environment sparks children’s desire to share their ideas and...

£25.40

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