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.
When working with teens who struggle to manage their anger, it's critical to keep it real. There is no magic bullet when it comes to dealing with anger management for teens. Changing how our brain is wired to enable us to manage powerful emotions takes time. As teachers and parents it is our role to [...]
Motivating vs Enabling: How to Motivate Students When They are Stuck. First, understand Mimicking vs. Being Forced to Think: In order to internalize new material, you have to make yourself think about what you are supposed to do. You might get it wrong, but at least you're getting your brain and those neural connections working, and that gets it into your memory, a little bit at a time. If we help youth through every process, they won't know how to do it on their own afterwards. It's really hard as a parent or teacher, especially when working with a student who struggles, to walk away and let them sort the learning out. But we must let them practice, so that they learn and remember.
Angry Children - Angry Teens - How to Talk to Angry Youth is a challenge with which many of us struggle. Angry youth are increasingly posing challenges for parents and teachers. Dealing with angry youth is critical for emotional health. Here's one powerful solution in starting that conversation with an angry student or an angry child.
Is Zoom is safe to use? I’ve had a number of teachers, specialists and administrators ask me if Zoom is safe to use and how to secure Zoom for their virtual classrooms. This is understandable given the ZOOM bombing that has happened in the past few days where ZOOM meetings are hijacked by unsavory c [...]