Training & Teaching Modules for

GETTING STARTED
WITH EMOTION WORKS

  1. Get prepared for your Emotion Works journey by downloading and organising all your training & teaching resources in advance
  2. Select tools from our Baseline Assessment page to help you track progress
  3. Work through the Getting Started staff Training pages for the Cog Model Curriculum and each individual cog
  4. Familiarise yourself with the corresponding Getting Started Teaching pages to use in your classroom with pupils
  5. Plan your first lesson and Get Started!

Welcome to the Emotion Works Practitioner Community. 

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

As part of our aftercare service, all members are very welcome to access the following sources of support at any point during your EW journey:

EMOTION WORKS ORIENTATION

If you or your staff group is brand new to Emotion Works you can familiarise yourself with our programme and membership features here

Getting prepared

Get prepared for your Emotion Works journey by downloading, printing and sorting all training and teaching resources in advance.

Before you begin

BASELINE
ASSESSMENTS

Identify emotional literacy starting points for pupils before starting the cog teaching programme. Evaluation tools are also provided for staff and schools.

Introductory Module

INTRODUCING THE
'COG' CURRICULUM

This introductory module provides an overview of the Cog Curriculum, with guidance on introducing cog language and the Cog Models to learners at different levels. 

Cog Module 1

Orange 'Emotion
Words' Cog

The first cog module focuses on the words used in language to name emotions. Guidance is provided for expanding emotion vocabulary throughout the programme.

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Cog Module 2

Green 'Emotion
Behaviours' Cog

In this module teachers are supported to help children consider all the different ways emotions can be expressed using verbal and non-verbal behaviours.

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Cog Module 3

Red 'Body
Sensations' Cog

This module provides guidance on helping children bring to mind and talk about the different body sensations associated with different emotions.

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Cog Module 4

Yellow 'Emotion
Triggers' Cog

Learn how to teach about the concept of an Emotion Trigger to help children identify the things that happen to cause or ‘trigger’ emotional reactions and responses.

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Cog Module 5

Blue 'Regulation
Strategies' Cog

This module will support you to teach about the concept of emotion regulation including strategies for feeling better when experiencing unpleasant or uncomfortable emotions.

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Cog Module 6

Grey 'Emotion
Intensity' Cog

How do children come to understand and articulate Emotion Intensity? Find out what’s involved in quantifying and expressing how strong an emotion feels.

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Cog Module 7

Purple
'Influences' Cog

This final cog module covers information on when and how to teach pupils about the wide range of influencing factors that can shape emotional reactions and responses.

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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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