Posts tagged Emotional Intelligence
Children's Understanding of Depression Research Summary - Association for Child and Adolescent Health

A summary of new research conducted by the Association for Child and Adolescent Health which looks at children’s understanding of depression, based on their study of fictional texts. Children aged between 8 and 12 took part in the research. Researchers found that children tended to anticipate negative outcomes if the character's depression had not been treated. 1/3 of the children who took part in the research expected that there would be a deterioration in the fictional child's emotional state and children aged 11 and 12 years were naturally more sophisticated in their thinking about depression.

The research highlights the need for preventative school-based interventions in primary school that address the misconceptions that children have towards mental health, in particular anxiety and depression.

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BooksForTopics Best Books by Year Group Lists for Infant and Primary Schools

The BookForTopics team has compiled a list of books that they believe should be read by each Year Group to help with their academic, social and emotional development. Book suggestions cover a wide range of themes and have been selected to be age-appropriate whilst encouraging students to think more about the world they live in.

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World Book Day 2019 Resources

The World Book Day website is full of engaging, thought-provoking resources for primary and secondary school teachers to use to plan lessons and assemblies for students to help celebrate World Book Day 2019. These resources and booklist recommendations can then be adapted to introduce a diverse range of books into Schemes of Work that help to develop written and verbal communication skills and emotional intelligence and empathy in children and young people.

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