(TE-5a) 5 Hours
Course Goal The goal of this course is to assist teachers in understanding and managing their own anger reactions in educational settings and to learn how to respond effectively to the anger of others, including students, colleagues, and administrators.Objectives: Participants will
- Learn about anger as an emotion, its source, its function, and its impact on self and others.
- Learn about The Conflict Cycle and how cumulative stress escalates emotional reactions and out of control behavior.
- Identify the triggers within themselves that often lead to angry interactions.
- Identify the purpose or pay-off of anger responses within self and others.
- List and briefly describe a minimum of five incidents in which they personally became overtly or covertly angry with a student, colleague or administrator and the result and/or impact of the resultant behaviors.
- Write a specific, personal anger response plan for the incidents identified that would have eliminated your anger reaction and would have allowed you to more effectively manage the situation.
Format:The course will consist of three 1-hour telephonic discussions and 2 hours of written assignments, for a total of 5 contact hours. Course composition may range from one participant to up to four participants. Course duration may range from one to four weeks.
$295.00 (5 Credits)Availability:Year-round
Instructor:The PBI Faculty
Session #1 Telephonic Session & Discussion: Participants will learn about anger as an emotion, its source, its purpose, and its impact on self and others; in addition, participants will learn about the The Conflict Cycle. Participants will be introduced to the concept of emotional and situational triggers and the possible pay-offs of anger responses.
Session #2 Written Assignment: Participants will identify and record their perceived emotional and situational triggers, and an example of the conflict cycle in their professional interactions. They will write about a minimum of five incidents in which they have participated in angry interchange, behaviors, and/or intense feelings with students, colleagues, or administrators, and the resultant impact or consequence.
Telephonic Session & Discussion: Participants will discuss applications of the conflict cycle in their professional work and share and discuss their written incidents.
Session #3 Written Assignment: Participants will prepare specific anger response plans to their own identified issues.
Telephonic Session & Discussion: Participants will discuss their anger response plan to specific issues within their classroom and discuss how their methods of intervention will better manage emotional responses.