Practical ways to develop emotional intelligence and confidence in young people to support their transition from education to adulthood and the workplace.
By Diane Carrington and Helen Whitten
The transition from school to adult life is an exciting but often perplexing process. Future Directions is specially designed to support anyone involved in guiding young people through this critical time. Whether you are a parent, teacher or mentor the book is clearly set out as a series of discussion sessions, each one focusing on a different topic. Sessions include interactive exercises to help develop practical skills and strategies that build emotional intelligence and help individuals to:
- Think for themselves
- Prepare for starting work
- Recognize their own strengths
- Build confidence
- Learn how to manage stress
- Set realistic goals
- Develop communication skills
- Make choices
24.95 ISBN: 1 85539 198 8, 192 pages, A4 (wiro)
All the exercises are photocopiable and the sessions can be adapted easily to meet the specific needs of particular groups or individuals.
"This is a large-format spiral-bound book with lots of examples, exercises, tasks and information for teachers to use with young people. It deals with well-being, choices, what it's like to be at work, and how to achieve good work-life balance. It's a good resource for form tutors and learning mentors and you cant help thinking that it has something to offer to them as well as to the young people they work with."
Times Educational Supplement, 18.11.05