Relationships Links

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This page provides links to an eclectic mix of thought-provoking and information-rich websites relevant to life-based learning.

Many of them are websites with teaching resources for immediate use in the classroom. Others were particularly helpful when putting together this website.

All of them demonstrate an interest in children being involved in life-based learning.

Please note that a link here is not an endorsement of the concept of life-based learning or of MAC.


Policy and guidance support for children learning about and developing positive relationships

Department for Education statutory guidance on relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE), and health education (UK)

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

An academic paper on children and healthy relationships (USA)

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2004/04/Young-Children-Develop-in-an-Environment-of-Relationships.pdf

A document published by the Scottish government entitled Better relationships, better learning, better behaviour (UK)

https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/Documents/BetterRelationships.pdf

An article from the Mental Health Foundation on why relationships are so important for children and young people (UK)

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/why-relationships-are-so-important-children-and-young-people

An article on the importance of nurturing relationships for intelectual and social development (USA)

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/why-children-need-ongoing-nurturing-relationships/

Practical material for use in the classroom

Free resources for teaching about relationships (UK)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-life/pshce-twinkl-life/relationships-pshe-and-citizenship-twinkl-life

NSPCC Learning is a site specifically devoted to training and resources (UK)

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/

Teaching resources produced by the NSPCC and the PHSE Association (UK)

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/schools/making-sense-relationships/

Pivotal Education is an organisation that focuses on improving classroom behaviour. Their website includes links to guidance and resources (UK)

https://pivotaleducation.com/

An article setting out strategies for developing positive relationships with students (USA)

https://www.thoughtco.com/develop-positive-relationships-with-students-3194339

An article offering tips to parents on helping infants and toddlers build relationships (USA)

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/227-tips-on-helping-your-child-build-relationships