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Negativity Jammers: Ten techniques that help students control their emotions

https://www.edutopia.org/article/negativity-jammers-todd-finley How many times have you been thrown off your game by a student’s random emotional outburst? Many of my high school students acted impulsively in class, sometimes violently. And my response was equally impulsive—I tried to suppress their feelings, which, I should mention right away, never works. Unfortunately, when we direct kids to leave their emotions on the playground, students hear what we mean loud and clear: “Be quiet and compliant.” Directing students to celebrate only after academic wins is equally misguided, as most championship-winning coaches know. They’ll tell… Read more Negativity Jammers: Ten techniques that help students control their emotions