https://youtu.be/wjt5p6sji9M Since March, 2020, teachers across the country, and around the world, have been navigating uncharted waters. They've been abruptly required to plan lessons that support a new model: teaching online. Not only is this a completely unfamiliar environment for many teachers, [...]
We live in a culture of blame. Everything is someone else's fault. This idea is reinforced by television, media, and what we see in the news. Frivolous lawsuits, high insurance rates; everything is someone else's fault. One of the things that kids struggle with is taking ownership for their own behavior.
I was teaching high school and working with struggling learners. Many of my students were unmotivated, felt defeated, or believed they were stupid. So, I tried some teaching strategies I learned from a book...
For the 7th time in seven weeks I walked into the small room and sat in the circle of chairs. Seven sets of eyes watched me, a myriad of expressions on their faces. The faces have changed since week one, from looks that expressed anger and dismay at being forced into this circle, to apathy, to recep [...]
When teaching students anger management skills, it is also important to help them understand the way that drugs and alcohol can affect their ability to control their anger and other emotions and in general, hinder their anger management progress.