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Teaching Values of Being Human
A Curriculum that Links Education, the Mind and the Heart

ISBN 9780367463038
Published March 31, 2020 by Routledge
286 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides an opportunity to teach the exquisiteness of being human to our children. Teaching Values of Being Human is a curriculum filled with conversations, lessons and activities that link education, the mind and the heart. It is packed with ideas to empower student agency and voice.

Paving the way for practitioners to develop an emotionally responsive environment where young human beings can grow, this practical book encourages children to look inside themselves, discover their identity, find happiness and equip them with skills they can use effectively in the future. The book covers topics such as:

  • Emotional capacities, self-awareness and self-identity.
  • Relationships and healthy communication.
  • Emotional intelligence, resilience and perseverance.
  • The importance of human connection and its benefits.

Ideal for teachers in all education settings, along with support staff, psychologists, counsellors and allied health professionals, who wish to aid the emotional development and well-being of children under their care.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 A short guide to coach Social and Emotional Literacy (SEL)

Chapter 2 Quick start connections – building trusting relationships

Chapter 3 Stimulating self-awareness and building identity: A guide to develop meaning and purpose into the lives of young people

Chapter 4 Ideas to set goals and champion perseverance

Chapter 5 Nurturing emotional intelligence and resilience

Chapter 6 Developing organisational habits

Chapter 7 The ART of developing healthy communication patterns

Chapter 8 ‘Mis’behaviour and humane ideas to influence positive change

Chapter 9 The human brain: Activities to celebrate its wiring for incredible growth

Chapter 10 Compassion towards others begins with our self-care




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Mark Le Messurier is a teacher, counsellor, author and public speaker. He works in private practice as a mentor to children and adolescents, and as a coach to parents. He can be contacted at [email protected] and on www.whatsthebuzz.net.au and www.teachingvaluesofbeinghuman.com.au


"Helps trainers not just to teach, but also to practice and ‘live’ the human skills they want to impart to their young people… This way, being emotionally intelligent becomes a way of life every day, not just a 45 minute lesson twice a week!" - Lindy Petersen, clinical psychologist