Jenny Mosley's quality circle time model involves establishing an on-going, timetabled process of circle-meetings for adults and children. As a basis for teaching relationship skills, enhancing self-esteem and building a positive behaviour management and anti-bullying policy, circle time will not only increase confidence and "emotional intelligence" in pupils, but should also contribute towards a positive whole-school ethos.
Fully updated in light of changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage, this highly practical book will explain how to put the principles for early years education into practice through well-structured and purposeful circle time lesson plans. Jenny Mosley, the UK's leading expert on circle time, provides accessible guidance on:
- incorporating the curriculum for personal, social and emotional development
- enabling children to understand universal moral skills
- developing young children's emotional intelligence
- helping children to practise problem-solving skills.
Each chapter in this book explains circle time in a 'why? what? how?' format, and includes tick-sheets, bullet-pointed pages and examples showing how the theory works in practice.
This is an invaluable and fun tool for developing young children's understanding of their feelings and relationships.
Table of Contents
1 Emotional Intelligence
2 Moral values – the Golden Rules
3 Learning skills
4 How to deliver Quality Circle Time meetings
5 Circle Time sessions
6 Further creative approaches to Circle Time
Jenny Mosley is founder of Jenny Mosley Training Consultancies and originator of the highly acclaimed ‘Quality Circle Time Model’ that is used in thousands of Early Years settings and nursery schools, nationally and internationally. Her unique approach has featured on BBC Television Teaching Today, Channel 4 and Open University programmes, in addition to the national press and numerous education journals.
"This is the second edition of this popular book, fully updated to take into account changes to foundation stage guidance. The author is the leading light on circle time in the UK and so you know that what you get is going to be both informative and authoritative. You get plenty of examples of how to put theory into practice." - Martine Horvath, EYE Magazine
"Clear, practical and rewarding to use, this is an excellent tool to maximise value of this all-important part of the Early Years classroom." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch