1st Edition

Empowering Your Pupils Through Role-Play
Exploring Emotions and Building Resilience

ISBN 9780415447089
Published December 12, 2007 by Routledge
128 Pages

USD $38.95

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Book Description

It can be hard to get children to talk about their feelings…

Empowering Your Pupils through Role-play reveals the power of role-play in creating a safe space for students to explore emotions and build resilience through performance, discussion and the sharing of ideas, whilst enabling teachers to meet curriculum outcomes.

Designed to enhance personal development, the practical activities help students become effective communicators and active investigators. Working independently of the teacher, students collaborate with their classmates to build trust, and can be actively involved in group activities, or take part as observers and commentators.

Children know and understand about values by experiencing them, and throughout this book, there are opportunities for teachers to involve their pupils in:

  • Performing
  • Writing
  • Directing
  • Drawing
  • Designing
  • Building

The activities in Empowering you Pupils through Role-play are challenging and designed to move students towards becoming alert and responsible young adults, actively able to engage with others and equipped with the skills to develop relationships and trust. The extensive role-play toolbox contains warm-up games, tips on writing and activities for mime, movement and improvisation.

Teachers of children aged 4-11 with an interest in Personal, Social and Health Education will find this a practical and inspirational text.

Rosanna Morales is an experienced author and teacher.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Bullying  2. Grief  3. Anger  4. Self-Esteem  5. Role-Play Toolbox

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Rosanna Morales is an experienced author and teacher



'Innovative and daring, this book helps children communicate and cope with feelings...Should you buy? Yes. Used sensitively, it will equip children to support themselves during difficult, emotional times.' - Literacy Time