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Supporting Practice

Welcome to our online space dedicated to sharing, inspiring and supporting Emotion Works practice.

There are a lots of quick ideas on our Pinterest-style notice board with photos and snippets to browse or search using our filtering system.

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For more in-depth practice reports, guides, planners and case studies, our detailed examples pages go a little further in to showcasing some exemplary practice.

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Quick Ideas

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Browse our pins for quick ideas to try out. Or steal something to extend or adapt to suit your context.

As the ideas bank builds up over the coming months, don’t forget to use our filters to narrow things down. You can search by learning context, Emotion Works level or cog category, and you can also apply a filter to help identify practice that takes our support considerations into account.

‘Divided City’ Novel Study

Using Emotion Works to support novel study work will help focus in on the social and emotional content in texts. In this case, the 7-part model was used and the 'Influences' cog.

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Learning the word ‘happy’ with a symbol prompt

Notice a moment of happy, reflect it back and label it with words, tone of voice and a symbol prompt.

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Little Miss Muffet as a stimulus for vocabulary and cog learning

An example of three of the emotion components embedded within a traditional nursery rhyme.

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Sequencing emotional narrative with pictures & symbols

A nice example showing how the emotion cogs can assist early story telling. Can't you just hear this little emotional narrative? This pupil was a keen illustrator but reluctant

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Symbol Folder Preparation

Preparing a folder like this takes some time, but is a very useful resource to dip into when supporting learners at the 'word learning' stage.

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Unpacking Character Feelings using the Emotion Cogs

Most stories involve an an account of events that bring about an emotional response or reaction in a character. The emotion cogs can help to 'unpack' these events and experiences.

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Using the emotion cogs to help compose emotional stories

After discussing instances when something happened to make them angry, this teacher used a set of cog cut outs to help pupils compose an 'angry story' picture book.

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Why did Marvin get Mad?

It can be helpful to use the dry wipe component cards to discuss and link events in a story. This example is from the book 'Marvin gets Mad', by Joseph Theobold.

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Detailed Examples

Looking for some comprehensive examples of Emotion Works practice?

We’re delighted to share these in-depth accounts of Emotion Works case studies, planners, reports and guides which have been tried and tested by practitioners working in a range of different settings with children, young people and adult clients.

We hope you’ll find something to inspire you – if you’re logged on you’ll be able to search by learning context, Emotion Works level, cog category, and additional support consideration.

Learning and Teaching Emotional Language in a Kindergarten Setting

Shared by Theanna Bischoff (Educational Psychologist) and Emma Christie (Teacher), Mica Kindergarten, Camphill School, Aberdeen

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Mainstream Primary School Parent Showcase

A video compilation of Emotion Works learning across a whole school - shared by staff and pupils at Towerbank Primary School, Edinburgh

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Using our Senses Along the Yellow Brick Road

Planning Example shared by Jane Carmidy, Teacher at a P1-3 Language and Communication Specialist Provision, Glasgow

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Using the component model for staff dialogue

Shared by Terri Harrison, Nature Nurture Project, Aberdeen

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