In an edited excerpt from his new book, clinical psychologist Steve Killick writes about the importance of listening to young people. read more

Secondary drama teacher Julie Leoni writes about how she teaches through the darkest days of winter read more

Jenny Fox Eades writes about the Celebrating Strengths project, which uses the Christmas story to explore emotions around hope and spirituality read more

Former headteacher Tim Small, a member of of ViTaL Partnerships, introduces some excerpts from his colleague Ruth Deakin Crick’s new book on learning power and the effective lifelong learning inventory (ELLI). read more

A new programme from the charity Samaritans links in with current initiatives to create an emotionally healthy culture in schools. read more

In the first episode of her diary, drama teacher Julie Leoni writes about reconciling her emotional literacy programme with the school’s focus on targets and achievement. read more

A lot more effort needs to go into developing young people’s emotional and social skills, writes behaviour adviser Amanda Whitehead read more

In the first of two articles, Jenni Whitehead explores present understanding and research on how abuse experienced in childhood affects the child’s developing brain function and how this in turn affects learning. read more

Susannah Temple, Giles Barrow, Julie Leoni and Trudi Newton describe how teachers can use the principles of transactional analysis (TA) to build relationships that stimulate learning. read more

Teacher and group facilitator Celia Baly describes the challenge of getting out of the way so that children and young people can talk about how emotions affect their experience. read more

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