Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom: Practical and Creative Literacy and Art Resources for Key Stage 2

1st Edition

Daphne Gutteridge, Vivien Smith

David Fulton Publishers
Published November 16, 2009
Reference - 114 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415497282 - CAT# Y101466

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This practical resource book for Key Stage 2 explores a range of emotions using both original poetry and well-known artworks to stimulate discussion in the classroom.

Based on the extensive teaching experience of Daphne Gutteridge and Vivien Smith as well as current educational initiatives such as ECM and SEAL, this book is aimed at practitioners who are committed to creating an emotionally healthy classroom environment where children feel valued and confident about managing and responding to feelings. Providing practical and creative resources throughout, this book:

  • Covers both negative and positive emotions, including confidence, hope, resilience, excitement, disappointment, sadness, frustration, confusion and many more
  • Links to SEAL initiatives and the PHSE curriculum
  • Has activities for all abilities
  • Outlines clear objectives and resource lists for all activities

Essential reading for all teachers who wish to create an emotionally literate environment, this book provides a practical and creative resource to enable teachers to develop emotional literacy in a cross curricula context in their classrooms.


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