Problem solving

September 21, 2018
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Problem solving This ‘problem solving ‘ sheet was devised through a ‘real problem’ in the ELSA group. This is what I came up with. Hope you find it helpful. This resource is for #elsafreefriday Download: Problem solving For more resources you will LOVE!

34 ways to use cut out people

June 21, 2018
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34 ways to use cut out people Last year members of the ELSA Group helped me put together a list of ideas for using those little cut out people. I did write a blog post but thought that it might be nice if I made some cut out people and put all the ideas into […]

Message to a Bully

November 16, 2016
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A little poem I just wrote focusing on verbal bullying. Download: message-to-a-bully  

Is it Bullying?

April 20, 2016
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Download in PDF format Is it Bullying   If you would like some resources to go with this poster then check out this resource. Is it Bullying?

Drop a pebble in the water

January 19, 2016
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I found this on the internet and it appears to be free of copyright so I have illustrated it for you and put into a PDF. This is a fantastic poem to illustrate how rumours can spread and alternatively kindness can spread too. If working on this poem I would have a big bowl of […]

Asking questions without blame

September 1, 2014
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I came across some questions on pinterest about asking questions of children. So often when we ask children questions we do it in a way that appears accusing. You can guarantee when you do this the child will lie to you. If you ask in a different way you may get the answers you require. […]


November 18, 2013
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As an ELSA I often had to deal with incidents of bullying within school and I dealt with this in a restorative way. I have decided to write something on this for Bullying week. If anyone wants to know what restorative practice is then Johnny from my Facebook page has written a wonderful post on restorative practice […]

Physical hurt, hurt feelings

July 14, 2013
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To explore physical or hurt feelings use the scenario cards available to download below.  I used 2 photographs which I got off google images (I can’t put them on this site due to copyright) but it is easy to find images of children who are sad or children who have perhaps hurt/scraped their knee. I print […]

Samantha Jayne

July 14, 2013
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I love this poem by Gervase Phinn and it is brilliant at demonstrating the importance of someone feeling left out and alone. It is part of the SEAL resources and you can download the poem from the ‘Seal resources’  Page 13. I have just made a worksheet to go with the poem which you can […]