Words and Your Heart

By Kate Jane Neal ISBN-13: 978-1471168536
This is an excellent book which can be used to start a classroom conversation about the power of words and the importance of choosing them carefully if we want to have a positive impact and not hurt others. In the context of real concern about Hate Crime statistics for 11-17 year olds the content of this book provides a good way to teach and open up dialogue with primary age children about words.
‘One of our deepest needs is relationship. We know that when we feel valued, supported or loved the world is a safer place. When we feel rejected, alone, judged or unloved it gets scary. I believe that the school classroom is a community and every community has a culture. Cultures can be taught and caught, and my hope is to be a part of shaping environments that help children be happier in school and at home.’ Kate Neal