One of the five books in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Teacher Toolkit, this practical resource focuses on the topic of ‘Skills for Learning’. The book offers research-driven, practical strategies, resources and lesson plans to support educators and health professionals. This is a resource book for practitioners looking to have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care; both now and in the future. Chapters span key topics including Metacognition, Learning Dimensions, Problem Solving and Cognitive Strategies. A complete toolkit for teachers and counsellors, this book offers:
• Easy to follow and flexible lesson plans that can be adapted and personalised for use in lessons or smaller groups or 1:1 work
• Resources that are linked to the PSHE and Wellbeing curriculum for KS1, KS2 and KS3
• New research, ‘Circles for Learning’, where the introduction of baby observation into the classroom by a teacher is used to understand and develop self-awareness, skills for learning, relationships, neuroscience and awareness of others
• Sections on the development of key skills in communication, skills for learning, collaboration, empathy and self-confidence
• Learning links, learning objectives and reflection questions.
Offering research-driven, practical strategies and lesson plans, Skills for Effective Learning in School is an essential resource book for educators and health professionals looking to have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the children in their care; both now and in the future.
Curiosity: A wish to know and find out and dig beneath the surface.
Changing and Learning: A sense of getting better at learning over time and of growing and changing and adapting as a learner in the whole of life
Learning Relationships: Learning with and from others, and also being able to manage without them.
Meaning Making: Making connections and seeing that learning matters to me.
Strategic Awareness: A sense of myself as someone who learns and changes over time.
Resilience: The ability to keep going to develop my own learning, to stick it out and get what I want and need to keep growing and learning.
Creativity: Risk taking, playfulness, imagination and intuition.
In the last few years, mental health and wellbeing education has become an increasingly important aspect of the school curriculum. The Mental Health and Wellbeing Teacher Toolkit supports educators and professionals as they take a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to mental health. Each book offers practical research driven lesson plans and resources designed to develop key social and emotional competencies in children and young people.