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PLEASE NOTE: To view all of our practice ideas and examples you need to have purchased an Emotion Works starter package with access to the members area website content. If you are already a member don’t forget to login.

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.

Angry Birds – Discussing Facial Expressions

This drawing by a 6-year old Angry Bird fanatic was used to prompt a little conversation exchange about what eyebrows do when we're angry, and what a frown looks like.

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Xmas Paper chain decoration

Christmas Paper Chain

Making links between the cogs is easy with this paper chain idea. The prompt sheet provided makes suggestions about different emotions that might be experienced at Christmas time.

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Mr Jelly

This is a nice, neat example showing how the Emotion Works 'system' works. Mr Jelly's reactions offer a fun way of talking and learning about fears and regulation strategies.

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Operation Sensations!

Talking about and playing with the 'Operation' game board is a fun way to check body part vocabulary, and to make a start on talking and learning about body sensations.

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Playground Behaviour ‘Think Sheet’

This reflection sheet was adapted to include the emotion cogs in a specialist provision as a useful scaffold for discussing playground incidents and making good choices.

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Storytelling Through the Cogs

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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Stuff that Scares Your Pants Off!

A motivating non-fiction text sharing the science of fear and common phobias. This level of text works well alongside 6-part component model work.

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Wonder-ful Display – Reading Comprehension Task

A chapter containing lots of emotion in the book 'Wonder' has been used in an Emotion Works comprehension task by upper primary pupils

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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.

Sandy Girl/Boy Song – Using the Vocabulary Planning Tool

A worked example showing how to identify and teach words and phrases relating to Emotion Works vocabulary learning using a traditional rhyme / singing activity

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St Joseph’s Primary School, Glasgow – Lesson ideas across p1-p7 classes

Link to a detailed slideshow to see how Emotion Works can be useful for age- and stage-specific learning across the primary school.

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