The place to start

GETTING STARTED
WITH EMOTION WORKS

Welcome to the Emotion Works Practitioner Community. #EWcommunity

Whether you’re joining us for a 6 month trial or as a longer-term member, on this page you’ll find everything you need to help you get started on your Emotion Works journey.

  • A step by step guide to our Getting Started training and teaching content with handy links to each of the pages
  •  An overview of the Literacy Programme schedule with downloadable planner  
  • Contact information for our Practice Support Team who are on hand and happy to help with any questions or support needs you have
  • Links to other sources of membership practice support on social media

THE GETTING STARTED PAGES - STEP BY STEP

TRAINING & TEACHING GUIDE

BASELINE ASSESSMENTS

BEFORE STARTING

Baseline Assessment

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

  • Option 1 is a quick assessment for Emotion Word Knowledge and Regulation Strategies known.
  • Option 2 takes a more in-depth look at emotional understanding relating to our first 5 cog concepts
 

Also on our assessment and evaluation page, you’ll find tracking tools for teacher/staff evaluations and whole school self-assessment.

INTRODUCING THE COMPONENT MODEL CURRICULUM

TRAINING CONTENT

MODULE 1: The Component Model Curriculum

1. Familiarise yourself with the Component Model by browsing the following documents in the Training Booklet:

  • The Component Model of Emotion visual (Document 1)
  • Word Banks with definitions for each cog concept (Document 2)
  • The Progression overview page for different levels of learning (Document 3)
 

2. Watch the Component Model Training Video, with progression animation.

3. Read over the ‘Key Points to Remember’ section

4. Work through the activities and questions on the Component Model page of the Training Notes booklet on your own or with colleagues.

Keep the Training Booklet, Progression Document and Training Handouts to hand as you will need to refer to them throughout the modules.

TEACHING CONTENT

Introducing the Component Model to pupils at different levels

Provided for each level:

  • Introductory Pupil Slideshow 
  • Digital resource downloads & print-outs
  • Links to Literacy Programme teaching practice (all members) including vocabulary, listening and talking, reading and writing activities 
  • Links to the full suite of digital resources and practice ideas archives (full members only) 
 

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ORANGE COG

TRAINING CONTENT

MODULE 2: The orange ‘Emotion Words’ cog

1. Familiarise yourself with the Orange Cog Progression Pages.

2. Watch the Closer Look at the Orange Cog Training Video including lesson example.

3. Read over the ‘Key Points to Remember’ section

4. Work through the activities and questions on the Orange Cog page of the Training Notes booklet on your own or with colleagues.

Keep the Training Booklet, Progression Document and Training Handouts to hand as you will need to refer to them throughout the modules.

TEACHING CONTENT

Focusing on Orange Cog learning with pupils at different levels

Provided for each level:

  • Orange Cog Pupil Slideshow 
  • Digital resource downloads & print-outs
  • Links to Literacy Programme teaching practice (all members) including vocabulary, listening and talking, reading and writing activities 
  • Links to the full suite of digital resources and practice ideas archives (full members only) 
 

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE GREEN COG

TRAINING CONTENT

MODULE 3: The green ‘Emotion Behaviours’ cog

1. Familiarise yourself with the Green Cog Progression Page.

2. Watch the Closer Look at the Green Cog Training Video including lesson example.

3. Read over the ‘Key Points to Remember’ section

4. Work through the activities and questions on the Green Cog page of the Training Notes booklet on your own or with colleagues.

Keep the Training Booklet, Progression Document and Training Handouts to hand as you will need to refer to them throughout the modules.

TEACHING CONTENT

Focusing on Green Cog learning with pupils at different levels

Provided for each level:

  • Green Cog Pupil Slideshow 
  • Digital resource downloads & print-outs
  • Links to Literacy Programme teaching practice (all members) including vocabulary, listening and talking, reading and writing activities 
  • Links to the full suite of digital resources and practice ideas archives (full members only) 

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE RED COG

TRAINING CONTENT

MODULE 2: The red ‘Body Sensations’ cog

1. Familiarise yourself with the Red Cog Progression Page.

2. Watch the Closer Look at the Red Cog Training Video including lesson example.

3. Read over the ‘Key Points to Remember’ section

4. Work through the activities and questions on the Red Cog page of the Training Notes booklet on your own or with colleagues.

Keep the Training Booklet, Progression Document and Training Handouts to hand as you will need to refer to them throughout the modules.

TEACHING CONTENT

Focusing on Red Cog learning with pupils at different levels

Provided for each level:

  • Red Cog Pupil Slideshow 
  • Digital resource downloads & print-outs
  • Links to Literacy Programme teaching practice (all members) including vocabulary, listening and talking, reading and writing activities 
  • Links to the full suite of digital resources and practice ideas archives (full members only) 

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE YELLOW COG

TRAINING CONTENT

MODULE 2: The red ‘Body Sensations’ cog

1. Familiarise yourself with the Yellow Cog Progression Page.

2. Watch the Closer Look at the Yellow Cog Training Video including lesson example.

3. Read over the ‘Key Points to Remember’ section

4. Work through the activities and questions on the Yellow Cog page of the Training Notes booklet on your own or with colleagues.

Keep the Training Booklet, Progression Document and Training Handouts to hand as you will need to refer to them throughout the modules.

TEACHING CONTENT

Focusing on Yellow Cog learning with pupils at different levels

Provided for each level:

  • Yellow Cog Pupil Slideshow 
  • Digital resource downloads & print-outs
  • Links to Literacy Programme teaching practice (all members) including vocabulary, listening and talking, reading and writing activities 
  • Links to the full suite of digital resources and practice ideas archives (full members only) 

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BLUE COG

TRAINING CONTENT

MODULE 2: The blue ‘Regulation Strategies’ cog

1. Familiarise yourself with the Blue Cog Progression Page.

2. Watch the Closer Look at the Blue Cog Training Video including lesson example.

3. Read over the ‘Key Points to Remember’ section

4. Work through the activities and questions on the Blue Cog page of the Training Notes booklet on your own or with colleagues

Keep the Training Booklet, Progression Document and Training Handouts to hand as you will need to refer to them throughout the modules.

TEACHING CONTENT

Focusing on Blue Cog learning with pupils at different levels

Provided for each level:

  • Blue Cog Pupil Slideshow 
  • Digital resource downloads & print-outs
  • Links to Literacy Programme teaching practice (all members) including vocabulary, listening and talking, reading and writing activities 
  • Links to the full suite of digital resources and practice ideas archives (full members only) 

THE GREY COG & 6-PART MODEL

TRAINING CONTENT

MODULE 2: The grey ‘Emotion Intensity’ cog

1. Familiarise yourself with the Grey Cog Progression Page.

2. Watch the Closer Look at the Grey Cog Training Video including lesson example.

3. Read over the ‘Key Points to Remember’ section

4. Work through the activities and questions on the Grey Cog page of the Training Notes booklet on your own or with colleagues.

Keep the Training Booklet, Progression Document and Training Handouts to hand as you will need to refer to them throughout the modules.

TEACHING CONTENT

Focusing on Grey Cog learning with pupils at first & second levels

Provided for first & second level:

  • Grey Cog Pupil Slideshow 
  • Digital resource downloads & print-outs
  • Links to Literacy Programme teaching practice (all members) including vocabulary, listening and talking, reading and writing activities 
  • Links to the full suite of digital resources and practice ideas archives (full members only) 

THE PURPLE COG & 7-PART MODEL

TRAINING CONTENT

MODULE 2: The purple ‘Influences’ cog

1. Familiarise yourself with the Purple Cog Progression Page.

2. Watch the Closer Look at the Purple Cog Training Video including lesson example.

3. Read over the ‘Key Points to Remember’ section

4. Work through the activities and questions on the Purple Cog page of the Training Notes booklet on your own or with colleagues.

Keep the Training Booklet, Progression Document and Training Handouts to hand as you will need to refer to them throughout the modules.

TEACHING CONTENT

Focusing on Purple Cog learning with pupils at second level

Provided for second level:

  • Purple Cog Pupil Slideshow 
  • Digital resource downloads & print-outs
  • Links to Literacy Programme teaching practice (all members) including vocabulary, listening and talking, reading and writing activities 
  • Links to the full suite of digital resources and practice ideas archives (full members only) 

CONSOLIDATION / ASSESSMENT / PLENARY / CELEBRATION

STAFF TRAINING

Plan towards a showcase of work to take place in the last week(s) of term.

INCLUDES:

  • Slideshow + Activity for First/Second Level 5cog introductory slideshow with reporter task
  • Slideshow + Activity for Early/First Level 5cog introductory slideshow with sorting task
  • ActivityALL Levels Ideas for a cogs & gears classroom themewith links to internet resources
  • Printable / Digital Resources ALL Levels a collection of posters, worksheets, cogs, activity sheets that can be used creatively for learning / displays over the coming weeks

Keep the training and progression documents handy as you will need to refer to them throughout the modules.

SHARING WITH PUPILS

Week 10: Consolidation / Assessment / Plenary / Celebration

INCLUDES:

  • Slideshow + Activity for First/Second Level 5cog introductory slideshow with reporter task
  • Slideshow + Activity for Early/First Level 5cog introductory slideshow with sorting task
  • ActivityALL Levels Ideas for a cogs & gears classroom themewith links to internet resources
  • Printable / Digital Resources ALL Levels a collection of posters, worksheets, cogs, activity sheets that can be used creatively for learning / displays over the coming weeks

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Full Members Content

EW LIBRARY

Once you’ve worked through the Getting Started training and have completed your first roll-out with pupils, the nature of the Emotion Works ‘spiral’ curriculum is to revisit the key concepts with learners over time using different teaching stimuli and a variety of resources.

This is where our EW Library comes in. In this area of the website you will find our full archive and ever-growing bank of Digital Resources and Practice Ideas.

  • Our Digital Resources Library includes hundreds of worksheets, slideshows, planning tools, symbol supports and much more. A filtering system helps you search by curriculum level, topic or cog concept to help you find what you’re looking for, or discover a new resource to use.
  • Our Practice Ideas Library shows a ‘pinterest’-style overview of photos and completed work that can be searched through and looked at in more detail to inspire and support you in your planning and teaching.

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