Date
19 January 2020

Teach how to recognise emotions and options for expressing feelings

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Support emotional wellbeing and positive mental health’

Utilise literacy activities

Utilise literacy activities

Teaching social and emotional learning as part of literacy lessons has a significant impact on students’ learning and wellbeing.

Create playful opportunities for practice

Create playful opportunities for practice

Include within the curriculum activities that involve social interaction and emotional responsibility, or the ability to respond emotionally.

Use these recommendations in the classroom.

Tools for managing anger triggers

Tools for managing anger triggers

Support students to recognise and manage the situations that trigger anger.

Visit the Anger trigger analysis toolkit to explore these resources:

  • anger trigger analysis graphic organiser
  • picture choices calm down strategies
  • behaviour goal planning and reflection graphic organiser

Source: Goalbook (opens in a new tab/window)

Reflective questions

Reflective questions

Adapt for your own context.
  • Where in the curriculum can you include specific teaching about emotions?
  • How could you increase students’ expressive language so they can identify their emotions more accurately?

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

The incredible 5-point scale (2nd Ed)

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

Price: One off charge $36.00

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Website

Managing emotions: Sparklers

Publisher: Sparklers

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Website

Anger trigger analysis

Publisher: Goalbook

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Support emotional wellbeing and positive mental health”:

Return to the guide “Behaviour and learning”

Guide to Index of the guide: Behaviour and learning

Strategies for action:

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