It is difficult to learn or teach when you are feeling angry. When students and teachers are unable to appropriately deal with their anger and the circumstances that caused it, they become victims and are controlled by the people or situations that made them angry. They do not take responsibility for their actions and never really discover what is truly under their angry feelings. The goal of this workshop is to empower students and staff to manage their anger and resolve conflicts so they can be successful.
Most teachers are irritated by the behavior of select, challenging students. This is to be expected. Few teachers are trained to understand and acknowledge these normal counter-aggressive feelings. Problems develop when competent teachers stay angry at a student. When a conflict develops, teachers are less likely to perceive accurately, think clearly, and reason coherently. Though competent teachers rarely initiate conflicts with students, they often keep them alive though their unintended, counter-productive reactions.
Preventing counger-aggression and conflict in the classroom
- What is under feelings the anger
- Four of the most common reasons that teachers become counter-aggressive with select students
- How to manage your angry feelings
- The anger communication cycle
- How to listen to your student’s angry feelings
- Specific skills to manage conflict in the classroom.