Education Resources

I have published two resource packs for use in schools and youth groups:

Resiliency Skills HandbookThe Resiliency Skills Handbook (2015)

This is a mammoth collection of quick, engaging and effective resources which brings together techniques adopted from NLP, Life Coaching and Positive Psychology to provide an essential and flexible classroom resource for staff working to promote the key skills of social and emotional resilience.

Comprehensive, accessible and tried-&-tested sessions are provided and cross-referenced throughout for easy identification in all the following areas:

  • Self awareness
  • Managing My Feelings
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social Skills

The resource includes exercises, stories, puzzles and games. They are suitable for either one-off sessions, project work on specific issues, such as bullying, and can be adapted as a series of developmental sessions that can be used for accreditation.

The pack includes a manual and a CD-Rom with downloadable resources. It is suitable for ages 11 to 18. The Resiliency Skills Handbook is available from Loggerhead Publishing www.loggerheadpublishing.co.uk or on Amazon priced £65.00.

This is a comprehensive manual to promote social and emotional resilience skills in 11 to 18 year olds. The author’s confidence in his approach is clear as he includes an email address for contact and discussion.

There are some 60-plus activities in total, in the areas of self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills – key components of social & emotional resilience. Coaching tips, resources and learning outcomes are all provided. The wide-ranging activities, some familiar, some less so, can be used as one-off sessions or delivered as a structured programme.

It is an investment, but within the context of a large secondary school, particularly one with challenging social and emotional needs, or a PRU, this book is an investment well worth making and one which, will provide results and, in all likelihood, feed into academic achievements.

National Association of Special Educational Needs
“SPECIAL” Magazine. Review March 2016

Hate Hurts (2011)

Commissioned by Blackpool Council this package of resources looks specifically at hate crime against people with learning disabilities and can be used on a wider basis for work with young people on issues of bullying and discrimination.

The resources contain interlinking sets of lesson plans for Literacy, PSHE and assembly time to address values and attitudes towards people with disabilities and disability hate crime. The central thread of the resource is a DVD of a film made in partnership by people from the learning-disabled community in Blackpool, and student from a Blackpool High School. The five hard-hitting and emotional scenes from the film provide the context for the lesson plans.

Copies are available on request from Blackpool Council: customer.first@blackpool.gov.uk.

It repulsed me how they got treated in everyday life. I now know that we are all the same no matter where we come from or what we look like. My experience with the people I worked with shows me they are full of life but sometimes have no one to share it with.

Kurtis B
Aged 14. Collegiate High School, Sports College