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1,2,3 Magic and Emotion Coaching

1,2,3 Magic and Emotion Coaching

Staff at Leda ESC have been trained to deliver and implement the 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching program. 123 Magic provides us with a whole school strategy for confidently managing student behaviour, while at the same time helping them to learn to make good choices about behaviour for themselves. Some children may still require an Individual Behaviour Management Plan, developed in consultation with parents/caregivers and/or other agencies, that is highly responsive to their needs.

Emotion Coaching is a complimentary strategy to the behaviour management techniques of 123 Magic. Emotion coaching helps us to help children reflect on and identify their emotions and become more competent at managing those emotions. As a result children learn to respond more flexibly to environmental triggers.

We know that the behavioural outbursts of the children we teach often results from their inability to manage or use language. Emotion coaching enables us to recognise situations where we might be able to use empathy to connect with children over difficult emotions, help children to reflect on how they're feeling and learn a language for those emotions. This is the first step toward children being able to track and then better manage their emotions.