We have all types of emotions and being emotionally literate means that you can identify a range of emotions.
I use many words to express emotions
tell my teacher how I am feeling
tell my friends how I am feeling
clearly explain how I am feeling using descriptive words
notice how others are feeling
Character Strengths: Kindness, Humour, Modesty, Love, Gratitude
Although under the title of Positive Emotions in our model, we do, at times, experience negative emotions too. Being able to identify the emotion through our emotional literacy and address the negative ones increases our wellbeing.
Can you name some of the emotions you have experienced recently?
Barwon Heads Primary School is launching their ‘BHPS Pos. Ed. Statements’ at assembly on the 14th of September.
A year in the making; Barwon Heads Primary School are excited to be launching their Positive Statements. Designed by students and staff, their purpose is to enhance the visibility of Positive Education, create a common language and enhance the wellbeing of those in their school community.
Barwon Heads Primary School are in their third year of practising Positive Education to improve student wellbeing and nurture happy, resilient children. The school has been leading the way for other state schools in the region in practising ‘Pos. Ed.’ which is recognised worldwide as a successful approach to increasing social and emotional learning and development.
Studies have shown that increased positive emotions lead to improved student learning.
The purpose of the statements is to make Pos. Ed. more visible in the school, provide a goal-setting tool for student personal development and identify successful behaviours and ways of thinking in the form of a collective language.
The statements encompass the five pillars of the school’s wellbeing model: Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Mindfulness and Accomplishment. Each pillar has a collection of related statements that the community can refer to, enabling them to further reinforce the strengths-based approach to wellbeing.
The statements are taught, referred to in class and in the playground to encourage positive behaviour and assist students to flourish in their lives at school and beyond.
After the launch, the statements will be visible around the school in the form of posters in each classroom, banners and signage. Each family has been given their own copy to use at home.
People who are fair treat everyone equally and give everyone a fair chance. Fairness is also about working cooperatively and applying rules fairly. People who are equitable treat males and females equally and have respect for all regardless of their gender. Another aspect of fairness is being a positive bystander.
This clip is about respecting others…
The above clip is about equal pay for men and women, but it is also about gender equity.