Building Emotional Resilience
Schools are concerned with the development of the whole person and support the agenda of developing Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Successful Learners. Being ‘emotionally resilient’ is an important factor in developing those individuals. So what is emotional resilience? Simply put its the ability to ‘roll with the punches’. Our lives can be stressful and challenging, being emotionally resilient helps us adapt to situations and ‘bounce back’ from adversity.
Key characteristics of that emotionally resilient people have are:
- emotional awareness
- feeling in control
- optimistic approach to life
- value of social support networks
- the ability to manage troublesome emotions
- a sense of humour
Golden Tree CIC is able to assist schools with the provision of guidance, schemes of work and lesson plans around building emotionally resilient individuals. This includes drug education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) both within the curriculum and the general pastoral responsibilities of the school.
Many teachers and school staff feel ill equipped to manage discussions around these topics due to either a lack of knowledge and understanding around the topic or through a lack of skills in managing the “what to do if…” scenario. With extensive experience working within Primary and Secondary Schools on the development and delivery of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHEe) programmes of study. Golden Tree CIC are able to provide expert advice, guidance and support to schools on building a curriculum that supports the development of emotional resilience.
We are also able to provide training sessions to teachers and support staff on techniques such as Whole School Circle Time and interactive training approaches that help engage and enthuse pupils regardless of the key stage they are in. These approaches enhance the learning and teaching experience, high quality interactive teaching mean that the key messages within those lessons stay with pupils for longer interactive approaches value the life experiences of the whole class that can add a further layer of richness to the sessions and be informative and enlightening. The use of high quality interactive teaching approaches can challenge thinking, their attitudes and values and empowering them to become independent and resilient learners.
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