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Exploring new research which promotes the emotional well-being of children and young people in schools. Dr Sarah Taylor-Whiteway talks to academics about their research and how it can be used and applied in schools.

The Emotional Curriculum Dr Sarah Taylor-Whiteway

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Exploring new research which promotes the emotional well-being of children and young people in schools. Dr Sarah Taylor-Whiteway talks to academics about their research and how it can be used and applied in schools.

    S05 E03 - The Experiences of Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Adolescents

    S05 E03 - The Experiences of Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Adolescents

    In this episode we speak to Dr Nicole Schnackenberg a Child, Community and Educational Psychologist, psychotherapist and trustee of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation.
    We discuss what Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is and the experiences of adolescents suffering from this condition.  We explore how BDD is related to relationships, shame and a sense of belonging and how we can support those showing difficulties to feel heard and supported by others.
    To find out more about this subject:
     A parents guide to BDD
    Guide for educational professionals
    Practical Handbook of Eating Disorders
    Young People's Experiences of BDD (Journal Article)
    An Introduction to BDD (YouTube video)
    Supporting Young People with BDD (YouTube video)
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    Contact: theemotionalcurriculum@gmail.com
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    S05 E02 - Shyness and Social Withdrawal in Children and Young People

    S05 E02 - Shyness and Social Withdrawal in Children and Young People

    In this episode we speak to Professor Robert J Coplan from Carleton University about the different types of social withdrawal in children and how these can best be supported.
    We unpick the reasons why children may be socially withdrawn, which go beyond shyness, and how we can help these children to achieve in the school setting which often rewards social participation.  We explore the development trajectory of social withdrawal and how anxious children can be supported to engage in lessons.  We end by thinking about the benefits of solitude to us all.
    To find out more about Robert's work you can visit Robert J Coplan, PhD (robertcoplan.com) and read more in his book for teachers about shy children: Quiet at School 9780807757697 | Teachers College Press (tcpress.com).
    Twitter: @emcurriculum
    Contact: theemotionalcurriculum@gmail.com
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    • 33 min
    S05 E01 - Positive Psychology in Schools

    S05 E01 - Positive Psychology in Schools

    In this episode we speak to Dr Jolanta Burke, from the Centre for Positive Psychology and Health at RCSI, Dublin about using positive psychology approaches in schools. 
    We discuss how positive psychology can balance the tendency to focus on weaknesses and what is 'wrong' in our lives by tapping into what is 'right' for us.  We explore how this can be applied to schools to promote wellbeing by focusing on strengths and how we can help young people and staff to notice and appreciate their own strengths and adopt these approaches as a whole school. 
    Twitter: @emcurriculum
    Contact: theemotionalcurriculum@gmail.com
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    S04 E08 - Story Makers: Creative Spaces for Wellbeing

    S04 E08 - Story Makers: Creative Spaces for Wellbeing

    In this episode we speak with Lisa Stephenson from Leeds Beckett University about Story Makers Company which aims to use stories to promote diversity and wellbeing in young people. 
    We explore how creative spaces have reduced in schools and yet are hugely important for young people to develop a sense of agency and to have a safe space to explore emotions.  We find out more about how story creating has been used with groups of young people from different minority groups to help them explore their own identities and how these stories can then help other children explore themes around identity and process their own feelings.  We consider how creative spaces can be used more widely in schools. 
    To find out more about this work please visit:
    https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/research/story-makers-company/
    https://www.storymakersco.com/

    Or follow on Twitter:
    @Lisa_stephenso
    @storymakersCo

    Twitter: @emcurriculum
    Contact: Theemotionalcurriculum@gmail.com
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    S04 E07 - Understanding the Links Between Social Cognition Skills and Social Anxiety

    S04 E07 - Understanding the Links Between Social Cognition Skills and Social Anxiety

    In  this episode Dr Kate Rice Warnell explains how the social cognitive skills of those in middle child can contribute to social anxiety.
    We explore the complicated world of social cognition, theory of mind and mind mindedness and discuss how skills in these areas may contribute to social anxiety in young adolescence.  We consider how different skills, such as being attuned to others' thoughts and motivations, could be a contributor to anxiety when applied in a specific way and what this means for supporting social anxiety of those in schools.
    To find out more about Kate's research please visit http://kids.wp.txstate.edu/
    Twitter: @emcurriculum
    Contact: theemotionalcurriculum@gmail.com
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    • 26 min
    S04 E06 - Creating Literacy Environments to Build Readers, Writers and Thinkers

    S04 E06 - Creating Literacy Environments to Build Readers, Writers and Thinkers

    In this episode Dr Eithne Kennedy discusses her research which focuses on changing the environments in which children learn literacy to engage and motivate them.
    We discuss how motivation is inextricable from achievement in literacy and how this means that those struggling from an early age fall into a vicious cycle of difficulties.  We explore how creating classrooms that promote discussion and deeper thinking with a choice of engaging and high quality texts can make all the difference, and how teachers can work towards this.
    The 'Write to Read' website is currently being redeveloped but will be available in September 2021.
    To find high quality books:
    https://www.poetryireland.ie/publications
    http://booksforkeeps.co.uk
    https://childrensbooksireland.ie/reading-lists
    https://ncte.org/awards/orbis-pictus-award-nonfiction-for-children
    https://literacyworldwide.org/get-resources/reading-lists/childrens-choices-reading-list
    Eithne's research:
    Kennedy, E. (2018). Engaging children as readers and writers in high-poverty contexts. Journal of Research in Reading, 41 (4):716-731. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9817.12261
    Kennedy, E. (2014). Raising literacy achievement in high-poverty schools: An evidence-based approach. Research in Education series: Routledge, New York. 
    Kennedy E. & Shiel, G. (2010). Raising literacy levels with collaborative on-site professional development in an urban disadvantaged school. The Reading Teacher, 63 (5) pp.373-383. Special Themed Issue on Urban Education: International Reading Association, Delaware, U.S.

    Other research mentioned in the podcast:
    Wolf, M. K., Crosson, A. C., & Resnick, L. B. (2005). Classroom Talk for Rigorous Reading Comprehension Instruction. Reading Psychology, 26(1), 27–53. https://doi.org/10.1080/02702710490897518

    Twitter: @emcurriculum
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

thewonderwhippet ,

Such a great podcast!

Really well presented and covers so many interesting topics. Love the take home messages at the end! Thank you!

Frog892 ,

Great for teachers

Very informative podcast! Can’t wait to try these ideas out in the classroom.

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Great

Very informative. Thank you

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