When was the last time you experienced strong feelings in your classroom? Probably every day. Working with children is demanding and can bring up a lot of strong feelings.
Are you considering your own self-regulation needs as well as those of the children you’re working with? How can we process all of what we're feeling so we can move through challenging moments and make a difference for each child in our classrooms?
Dr. Angela Searcy is with us in this episode to talk about how to deal with your own self-regulation in challenging moments. Dr. Angela Searcy holds a Doctorate in Education. Her research revolves around brain-based learning assessed by CLASS and its correlation to aggressive behaviors in preschool children. Angela who began as an educator in 1990 has experience in all levels of education. Currently, Dr. Searcy is an adjunct faculty member at Erikson Institute, a professional development provider for teaching strategies, a CLASS Pre-K affiliate trainer for Teachstone, and a Bureau of Education and Research trainer. Dr. Searcy is also the author of Push Past It!, a positive approach to challenging classroom behavior for Gryphon House Publishing.
Topics Discussed in This Episode
- [00:01:22] Today’s guest: Dr. Angela Searcy
- [00:02:57] Angela’s background
- [00:05:10] What Push Past It is all about
- [00:11:44] How to get started after separating out negative emotions
- [00:15:40] Processing, perspectives, and strategies
- [00:19:59] Personal space
- [00:20:24] How children respond when they’re in trouble
- [00:23:50] What to do when you’re out of ideas
- [00:26:51] Classroom support
- [00:28:16] Wisdom for the move into the post-pandemic phase
- [00:32:41] Where to find resources