Some time ago, I agreed to work with an external organisation to develop and produce a Bird Therapy teaching resource. I had been working on it for a while and was struggling to find the time and the level of polish I felt it deserved; both of which, the organisation was set to assist me with. Unfortunately I felt the goalposts moving and as the ideas stretched further away from what I envisaged, I started to struggle. I also struggled with a new job role that was demanding and consuming and I knew it wasn’t the right time.

So, I took back ownership of it and plodded along, making it (literally) as bright and engaging as I aimed for it to be; whilst also taking my time to ensure that I’m properly happy with it. I think in total, it’s took me about a year to actually be able to say it’s finished – but it finally is!!! If you’re interested in having a look, then please contact me here and I can then email it to you.

It’s suitable for key stages 3 and 4, as well as some adult groups too. The pack features 13 activities, which is one for each chapter of Bird Therapy. It’s core is a 40 page PDF document that contains: background, instructions for each activity and all corresponding resources mentioned, in the form of printable handouts, book extracts and worksheets. There is also an accompanying PowerPoint with some audio and video embedded into it. I share via Dropbox and inside the zip file is the PDF and PowerPoint.

Obviously I can’t share this as widely as I would’ve been able to in the past as I’m no longer on social media. Therefore, if you know anyone who you think might like to use it then please steer them to this post. Equally, I’d appreciate anyone who feels they could share this on their social media too, to help spread the word.

12 thoughts on “My Bird Therapy teaching pack is now available – please share

    1. Various people, when I tweeted about the book, including poets who go into schools, are happily retweeting my tweet!

      Have you so much for your wonderful Christmas gift to us all!

      Wishing a fine Christmas,

      Alan
      Call of the Page

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      1. Thanks so much, Alan. I hope you liked the tenth activity!? I put a lot of effort and love into this, perhaps more (in a different way) than I did the book. It deeply saddens me, that something that could be genuinely useful is overlooked for the same, puerile and self-indulgent crap from the same people, yet again. Slow-burner, I hope.

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      2. Yes, and yes, and all of it, but yes the tenth activity is great! I’ve been working on something since last Christmas, quite different, but also about indoor work, so I could see your activity working incredibly well for teachers and other professionals in other areas.

        I’ll keep retweeting too!

        Alan

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    1. Thanks Steve. A few people have shown an interest, which is lovely. I do wonder if I was still using Twitter, I could get the word out better, but I’m not going to crack. In 6 days the Bird Therapy Twitter has gone forever, as the 30 day ‘cooling off’ period comes to an end. It saddens me, that with some of the puerile self-indulgent and self-promoting crap that’s on there still, things that can really help will still get overlooked.

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      1. Your fans are on Twitter, so don’t worry. It’s incredibly time consuming, but we can tweet new posts from your blog. Yes, social media has its puerile side, and I can barely go to read any of the political stuff and the comments people post. But there’s some good stuff! 🙂

        Alan

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