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EMOTION WORKS
ORIENTATION

This area of the website provides access to all of our online training videos and modules for teachers and educators using the Emotion Works programme.

To begin the process of familiarising yourself with the Emotion Works programme it will be helpful for you to watch this 5 minute ‘About Us’ video which outlines what Emotion Works is and how we work. 

In the video you’ll meet Claire Murray, creator of the programme and founder of Emotion Works CIC. You’ll see film footage of Emotion Works in action in a range of educational contexts and using a range of resources for work with learners at different ages and stages. You’ll also get a sense of the membership support service we provide on an ongoing basis to all of our members. Finally you’ll hear from a Principal Teacher and Head Teacher in 2 of our schools about their reasons for choosing the Emotion Works programme and the impact it’s having on learning and wellbeing.

WATCH THE INTRODUCTORY VIDEO

 
Face-to-face versus online training:

The video you’ll see footage of our (pre-covid) face-to-face training which we no longer run for introductory training because of the social distancing measures we now operate within.provide even more online training and community support 

However, please be reassured that the replacement of face-to-face training with online training modules and remote practitioner support has in fact increased our ability to reach more schools, train more teachers and help with the implementation of Emotion Works in schools and classrooms. 

Modules 1 & 2 provide training and information about the Component Model Curriculum generally, with 7 further modules taking a closer look at each of the Cog Components in turn. The modules include videos, written guidance and supporting documents and will take around 45 minutes to 1 hour to engage with each.

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  • Introduce the Component Model of Emotion as the visual framework that shapes the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Provide tools and examples to help adults use the model to understand the emotional responses and behaviours of pupils
  • Summarise the progression for using the Component Model as a curriculum programme and provide guidance on the steps covered to help children reach a full understanding of the 7-cog model throughout the primary school years

 

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  • Introduce the concept of the orange ‘Emotion Words’ cog as a central component in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Emotion Words
  • Show an example of what Orange Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of orange cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second levels

     

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  • Introduce the concept of the green ‘Emotion Behaviours’ cog as one of the first 5 cogs in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Emotion Behaviours
  • Show an example of what Green Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of green cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second levels

 

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  • Introduce the concept of the red ‘Body Sensations’ cog as one of the first 5 cogs in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Body Sensations
  • Show an example of what Red Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of Red Cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second level

 

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  • Introduce the concept of the yellow ‘Emotion Triggers’ cog as one of the first 5 cogs in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Emotion Triggers
  • Show an example of what Yellow Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of Yellow Cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second levels

 

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  • Introduce the concept of the blue ‘Regulation Strategies’ cog as one of the first 5 cogs in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Regulation Strategies
  • Show an example of what Blue Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of Blue Cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second levels

 

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  • Introduce the concept of the grey ‘Emotion Intensity’ cog as one of the first 5 cogs in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Emotion Intensity
  • Show an example of what Grey Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of Grey Cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second levels

 

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  • Introduce the concept of the purple ‘Influences’ cog as 7th and final cog in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Influences on emotional reactions and responses
  • Show an example of what Purple Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of Purple cog teaching resources

 

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Our Specialist Training Module for the Recovery Programme

  • Specialist Training Modules for the Recovery Programme provides information and guidance for schools wishing to take a trauma informed approach to supporting children transition back to school following Lockdown in a way that helps them to process their experience of the pandemic alongside their peers and in a relationally supportive environment.
  • Identify 3 important aspects of the Emotion Works wider framework as a starting point for relational and trauma-informed planning for the return to school – Relationships, Regulation and Relevance
  • Provide background reading, training documents and guidance relating to the 3 R’s
  • Introduce tools to help with relationship building and information gathering relating to the Getting to Know You’ / Settling in Period content in the Weekly Teaching Programme

 

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Our Specialist Training Module for the Recovery Programme

The training pages have been designed to allow teachers/staff to engage with the content individually, as a group, or a combination of the two.

  • To work through and engage with all of the content individually, we recommend a time allocation of 8-10 hours in total.
  • If there is someone in your staff team who is already experienced in using Emotion Works, or who has a particular interest/remit in leading on its implementation, it may work well for that person to co-ordinate group training using the training material provided on each page.
  • Alternatively, that person could provide an introduction and quick demonstration of the website with time then allocated for teachers or staff teams to engage in the detail of the modules.

Don’t forget, part of our membership service is to help and support you to engage with the training content and get you started putting it into practice.

  • If you get stuck at any point, please feel free to reach out to our Practice Support Team, contacting vicki@emotionworks.org.uk in the first instance
  • For more informal support, our members only Emotion Works Practitioners Facebook page is an excellent forum for connecting with others also using Emotion Works – but please answer the membership questions to gain access otherwise we will have to decline your request
  • Our Twitter feed @emotionworksCIC is also a great place to find a rich source of practice ideas and examples where alongside our own tweets  you’ll see tweets from Emotion Works teachers and schools if you search for the tags @emotionworksCIC or #EmotionWorks

GETTING STARTED

Watch This First

To begin the process of familiarising yourself with the Emotion Works programme it will be helpful for you to watch this 5 minute ‘About Us’ video which outlines what Emotion Works is and how we work. 

In the video you’ll meet Claire Murray, creator of the programme and founder of Emotion Works CIC. You’ll see film footage of Emotion Works in action in a range of educational contexts and using a range of resources for work with learners at different ages and stages. You’ll also get a sense of the membership support service we provide on an ongoing basis to all of our members. Finally you’ll hear from a Principal Teacher and Head Teacher in 2 of our schools about their reasons for choosing the Emotion Works programme and the impact it’s having on learning and wellbeing.

Face-to-face versus online training: The video you’ll see footage of our (pre-covid) face-to-face training which we no longer run for introductory training because of the social distancing measures we now operate within.provide even more online training and community support

However, please be reassured that the replacement of face-to-face training with online training modules and remote practitioner support has in fact increased our ability to reach more schools, train more teachers and help them deliver Emotion Works in the classroom

BASELINE
ASSESSMENTS

Help you identify where your pupils are with their emotional literacy before starting with the Cog Teaching programme, make use of one or both of our baseline assessment options for pupils.

COMPONENT
MODEL

An overview of the full 7 cog model and how it works as a scaffold for emotional learning and how this visual framework underpins the Emotion Works curriculum.

Orange 'Emotion
Words' Cog

Building emotion word vocabulary throughout the Emotion Works programme because knowing and using emotion words helps to develop and deepen emotional understanding.

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Green 'Emotion
Behaviours' Cog

Helping children consider all the different ways that emotions can be expressed in verbal and non-verbal behaviours

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Red 'Body
Sensations' Cog

Helping children bring to mind and talk about the different body sensations we associate with different emotions,

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Yellow 'Emotion
Triggers' Cog

Helps us identify the things that happen at the start of the sequence to cause or ‘trigger’ our emotional reactions and responses.

Play Video

Blue 'Regulation
Strategies' Cog

Identify strategies to help themselves or others feel better when experiencing unpleasant or uncomfortable emotions.

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Grey
'Intensity' Cog

Develop the language to represent how intense or strong our emotions feel.

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Purple
'Influence' Cog

Represents that emotional reactions and responses can be shaped by a wide range of influencing factors

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BASELINE
ASSESSMENTS

Modules 1 & 2 provide training and information about the Component Model Curriculum generally, with 7 further modules taking a closer look at ea

Please do the Training First

COMPONENT MODEL
Introduction

Orange Emotion
Words Cog

Building emotion word vocabulary throughout the Emotion Works programme because knowing and using emotion words helps to develop and deepen emotional understanding.