Educators are experiencing increased demand to nurture a wide range of developmental levels of children’s social-emotional development, however, their own emotional intelligence is often overlooked. This interactive session offers participants’ personal insight, practical strategies for conscious growth, and the means to simultaneously increase the emotional intelligence of themselves and their diverse range of students. Learn how your more difficult children can grow you as a person and as a professional.
Participants will be able to:
- Use two life-changing skills that will help you manage your own “emotional brain” so that you go home from work with enough energy and love left over for your own family.
- Describe four essential skills that will help the most difficult children change their behavior from hurtful to helpful while using strategies that literally “wire” the brain for self-control.
- Name the key factor that transforms daily conflicts/disruptions (tattling, name calling, talking back) into teaching opportunities
- Utilize critical skills for creating safe, connected “school family” classrooms where children “choose” to be cooperative, diversity is honored and motivation comes from internally by caring instead of externally by rewards.