Weaving Well-Being (3rd Class): Positive Emotions - Teacher Resource Book

Weaving Well-Being: Positive Emotions Teacher Resource Book (3rd Class) by Fiona Forman & Mick Rock
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Weaving Well-Being: Positive Emotions Teacher Resource Book (3rd Class) by Fiona Forman & Mick Rock

Weaving Well-Being is the first Irish designed positive mental health programme of its kind which aims to enhance well-being in children aged from 8-12 years within the framework of the SPHE WW Pos Em Photocurriculum.

This Positive Education programme consists of 10 lessons for each class level and is grounded in evidence-based interventions from the field of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is the science of well-being. It is underpinned by the concept that a state of well-being is not simply the absence of the negative, but the presence of the positive.

The Weaving Well-Being programme gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through a range of activities in a variety of areas. A growing body of research shows that positive emotions are linked to increased well-being.

This Positive Emotions programme consists of ten lessons which are designed to promote and cultivate positive emotions using five specific strategies. Each strategy is presented as an ‘ingredient’ which becomes part of the child’s ‘Positive Emotion Potion’. The ‘Positive Emotion Potion’ can then be used as a daily resource to help to provide opportunities to create and enhance positivity. Each lesson consists of a powerpoint introduction, suggested development ideas, and specific activities in the children’s activity book. There is also a homework page consisting of an activity to be carried out over the week at home and reported back on. The children gradually build a highly personal portfolio of work reflecting the unique components which enhance their individual well-being and resilience. A pull -out parent guide is included in the children’s activity book to support parental involvement.

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Authors: Fiona Forman & Mick Rock - Click on the author's name for more information and to view a short movie.   


Feedback on the Weaving Well-Being Programme:

  • "I was astonished by how teacher friendly every piece of material was. The creative powerpoints are engaging, colourful and simple to follow. The teacher’s manual was well laid out, full of information, yet easy to follow and bursting with additional ideas and extension activities. The children took great pride in their workbooks and loved completing each activity. Homework tasks allowed for discussion with parents and gave the children a platform to talk openly about concerns, difficulties and above all happy moments." - Teacher
  • "Such a positive programme which has had a very positive impact on my child. Fun and interesting. I also benefitted from it as a parent." - Parent
  • "I loved learning about it. It helps me calm down faster and makes me happy more often." - Child


[ISBN: 9781906926465]

Published: 2016



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