Anger in the Classroom
Finding Freedom from Anger: A Handbook for Teacher and Learner
2020 IRDA Award Winner, Education catagory
Teachers are given a great responsibility and challenge when they enter a classroom. The way they see, interpret, and act will determine the difference between effective or weak communication and teaching. It is the task of the teacher to learn and prepare for this classroom setting, including the intrusion of trouble spots, such as anger in its many forms.
The overbearing emotion of anger has many faces and can lead to a complicated array of feelings, actions, and consequences. There is no set plan or technique that can address all of the hazards or nuances of anger. Solutions may need to vary from one student to the next, or from one moment to the next for an angry student or teacher.
Although Anger in the Classroom is written specifically for teachers and other educational professionals, it also is an invaluable resource for parents and anyone else who works with the young. Recognizing the difficulty that anger and similar strong emotions can cause in schools and in children's lives, this book proposes techniques and practices aimed at preventing and circumventing the damaging effects of these destructive behaviors.
Goals of Anger in the Classroom for the Teacher/Reader:
- To realize the depths of knowledge, ability, and understanding currently hidden beneath one's awareness
- To head off anger and its manifestations before it can take hold in the classroom or the individual
- To create a classroom environment that fosters appreciation, rather than resentment
- To provide specific practices for exploration and specific results
- To prepare the teacher for passing on experience and knowledge to students
- To rekindle the excitement and joy of teaching
- Case stories illustrating concepts and techniques
- Specific exercises conducive to reader development and enriched classroom practices
- End-of-chapter questions for readers, especially college students on a path to teacher certification
Epigraph Publishing, 9781948796613, 226pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2019