‘Respectful Relationships’ is another part of the weekly timetable in 456 SNC. These sessions happen usually once a week, and often have a reading, writing or philosophical focus.
This included at the start of the year, we began with a ‘thinking routine’ – the ‘Thinking Compass’. Students were asked to list the following, using ‘N/E/S/W’ (This stood for: what students were Excited about in 2019, plus their Needs, Suggestions, and Worries. This data/information has also supported the wellbeing sessions we have on a weekly basis when planning critical conversations and how to encourage ‘Respectful Relationships’
During the past few sessions. we have been discussing ‘Emotional Literacy’ which includes understanding facial gestures, tone of voice and body language. Students also learnt about strategies for dealing with anxiety and worries, including analysing the techniques mentioned in this a clip from BTN (‘Behind The News’).
This term, student have been completing a module about ‘character strengths’. This has included looking at personal strengths, discussing the character traits in our role models, revisiting the BEPS ‘rights and responsibilities’ and celebrating personal strengths.
Yesterday, students picked a character strength concept out of the hat and were challenged to design an advertisement showcasing the importance of that concept. See below for some examples of these: