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.
If you have never really understood inner city or gang violence, read this book. If you live in the inner city or must deal with gang violence, read this book. If you are prone to pass judgment on inner city youth, read this book. If you want your eyes opened about violence in America and contributing factors to that violence, read this book. If you want to read about a program that works, ...yes, read this book.
To me there is no reason that I, or a student, should have to remain sitting when working or studying. Sitting when uncomfortable, or when just plain tired of sitting, could actually be more distracting to your student, and those around her, than moving around. In fact, motion is a very useful study tool! Movement oxygenates the brain and involves a deeper part of your brain in the memory process.
Media and noise pollution are everywhere. When do people reflect or learn how to engage their minds in quiet space? What price will our children pay?
Self-awareness and Empowerment - That memory of cruelty and abuse, compounded by many, many others witnessed in the classroom over the years, compelled me to search for a deeper understanding of who I am, what I believe in, and how I could act on those beliefs. Thus emerged my philosophy. An important way to help prevent bullying and help students stand up for themselves and others is to teach them self-awareness and empowerment.