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Social & Emotional Skills Featured Titles

Creative and practical resources, designed to help explore and support social and emotional development. Created for specific ages, social and life-situations, these resources initiate stimulated discussion and interaction.

  • Reclaiming Radical Ideas in Schools

    Preparing Young Children for Life in Modern Britain

    By Andrew Moffat

    Reclaiming Radical Ideas in the Classroom provides support for every primary school in the provision of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC), the teaching of British values and preparation for life in modern Britain. Providing practical and tried-and-tested strategies, this…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08 

  • Managing Challenging Behaviour in the Classroom

    A Framework for Teachers and SENCOs

    By Gary Lavan

    For teachers and SENCOs in all settings, this invaluable resource will guide you through a simple, systematic process of understanding why challenging behaviour is happening and give you some very practical, easily implemented strategies that all staff can use to help make things easier for the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-16

  • Talkabout Sex and Relationships 1

    A Programme to Develop Intimate Relationship Skills

    By Alex Kelly, Emily Dennis

    Talkabout Sex & Relationships 1 is a comprehensive toolkit for all therapists, educators and support staff who deliver relationship education to people with special needs. It is intended primarily to support groupwork but activities can be easily adapted to suit the needs of individuals with…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01

  • The Piper Model

    By Dennis Piper

    This book is intended to be both a practical evidence-based tool and an awareness-raising resource for teachers, teaching assistants, mentors and all adults who work with children and young people who present as 'extremely challenging' in the school context. In every school there are a small number…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25

  • Teaching Mindfulness in Schools

    Stories and Exercises for All Ages and Abilities

    By Penny Moon

    Teaching Mindfulness in Schools is a practical teaching toolkit for educators and all professionals concerned with the social and emotional wellbeing of children. The book offers clear introductions to the many aspects and benefits of mindfulness for young people, as well as a wealth of practical…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • I, Monster

    Positive Ways of Working with Challenging Teens Through Understanding the Adolescent Within Us

    By David Taransaud

    I, Monster is a resource for all professionals in health and education who work with challenging young people. The book aims to explain the issues behind challenging behaviour, to enable empathy, and to facilitate a more productive therapeutic relationship between the health/education professional…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • Bothered

    Helping Teenagers Talk About Their Feelings

    By Margot Sunderland

    At this challenging developmental stage, when teenagers are finding things difficult, this book can really help. It is full of tools and techniques of what to say and how to be, enabling teenagers to move from unhappiness, poor functioning or learning blocks, to a place of self-awareness, self…

    Paperback – 2012-03-30

  • Emotional Wellbeing

    An Introductory Handbook

    By Sheila Burton, Gillian Shotton

    This is an essential book for those wishing to make a positive contribution to the emotional ethos of their place of work. Written by two popular and experienced authors who offer training to school staff, it aims to help people learn about emotional literacy and promote it with individuals, groups…

    Paperback – 2011-12-01

  • Big Book of Blob Trees

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    This title features 50 different blob trees to explore feelings. This unique collection of Blob trees with all its various Blob characters is a fabulous way of opening up discussions about feelings and developing the understanding of emotions, empathy and self-awareness. The different trees show…

    Paperback – 2009-03-21

  • Draw on Your Relationships

    Creative Ways to Explore, Understand and Work Through Important Relationship Issues

    By Margot Sunderland

    Written by the award-winning author of Draw on Your Emotions, this book is designed for professionals to help people explore, communicate and learn more about themselves in light of their relationships. Many children, teenagers and adults never sit down to reflect on their relationships. As a…

    Paperback – 2008-06-27
    Draw On

  • Feelings Blob Cards

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    This work helps initiate discussion and reflection about feelings. What are the Blobs? They are neither male nor female, young or old, slave or free! They are open to interpretation. Each character could be you, your best friend or a personal enemy. What's true for you might be completely the…

    FLC – 2008-05-07

  • The Feelings Artbook

    Promoting Emotional Literacy Through Drawing

    By Ruby Radburn

    For many children, drawing is a more pleasurable activity than writing, which is why this resource has 48 activities that explore emotional issues through drawing. These activities and worksheets use drawing as the basis for exploring emotional issues and promoting children's emotional literacy.…

    Paperback – 2008-03-04

  • Draw on Your Emotions

    By Margot Sunderland

    This manual contains a series of structured "easy to do" picture exercises to help people of all ages express, communicate and deal more effectively with their emotions in everyday life. Providing a series of photocopiable illustrations, it is a source of effective ready made material. This book…

    Paperback – 1997-11-30
    Draw On

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