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Emotional Literacy

The heart of classroom management
ISBN13: 9780864318091
Author(s): Patricia Sherwood
Publisher: ACER Press, 2008
SKU code: A4033BK
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Emotional Literacy: The heart of classroom management is a book for primary school teachers, counsellors and therapists who wish to develop emotional literacy skills in classroom situations.

It provides resources for managing the 'feeling' life of children and offers a classroom management model that creates opportunities for healing emotions, rather than emotions being denied, repressed, discounted or excluded from the process.

Author Patricia Sherwood provides a framework for understanding the non-verbal languages and skills needed for children to identify the basic human feelings of anger, grief, aloneness, fear, judgement, and the bully and victim behaviours arising from such feelings.

Included are group classroom exercises that help to reduce the possibility of major behavioural problems or psychological disturbances and simple self-managed processes that give children basic skills to identify and manage their own emotions.

Author(s): Patricia Sherwood
About the Author(s):

Dr Patricia Sherwood has been lecturing for more than 30 years in the fields of social work, psychology, cultural studies, and the human services. A counsellor and psychotherapist, her clinical practice specialises in adolescents, children and family systems. She trains counsellors and presents internationally on the subject of nonverbal artistic therapies. Dr Sherwood is a prolific author whose books include Emotional Literacy for Adolescent Mental Health with ACER.