Emotionally Intelligent RE

Learning about our emotions from Bible stories

Cavan Wood

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What is emotional intelligence and why is it so important?

Emotionally Intelligent RE attempts to explore these questions.

Using a combination of Bible-based material and PSHE themes, pupils will learn to reflect on the emotions they experience, connect with the emotions experienced by the Bible characters, and explore ways of handling these emotions positively. Each section includes: key Bible passage, reflection, classroom activities, worksheet, cross-curricular links and assembly theme


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Author info

Cavan Wood is Head of RE at Oakmeeds Community College in West Sussex. He has written a number of books on teaching RE including The RE Teacher's Handbook (Continuum, 2011), as well as PSHE and assembly resources, and is a regular book reviewer. His first book for BRF, Christianity: Key Beliefs and Traditions, was published in 2013.


From the Church Times

Any volume that announces that it contains 25 lesson-plans for RE will naturally be of immediate interest to practitioners, and especially those who regard RE as a chore. And this is an enterprising volume, because it grasps a nettle that church primary schools often avoid: where does Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) stop, and RE start?

Anger and jealousy - the story of Cain and Abel provides a perfect vehicle to do it through RE; let's combine the two. Grief - the story of Job. Loyalty - we can't do better than Ruth and Naomi. And so on. Brilliant. And by my calculations it is 32p a lesson. If that gives me a weekend off from RE preparation, it is worth many times more.

Reviewed by Dennis Richards

Book details

  • ISBN: 9781841016177
  • Published: 20 June 2014
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
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