1st Edition

Whole-School Strategies for Anger Management Practical Materials for Senior Managers, Teachers and Support Staff

By Michael Hymans Copyright 1999
    191 Pages
    by Speechmark

    Ensure your staff and children feel happy and secure in their school environment, with the help of Whole-School Strategies for Anger Management.  This book has a much wider perspective than the other more traditional anger management resources available. It considers a whole-school approach, including a tried-and-tested programme with resources for pupils as well as a new ground-breaking staff development element. A facilitator guide, with a programme of activities, PowerPoint presentations and resources, will guide staff in looking at how they manage their strong emotions and how they can help to create classrooms in which strong emotions are handled effectively.  Anger can be difficult to manage, but it is an essential part of being human and is a potentially useful emotion. Getting in touch with our emotional intelligence can help us to understand our own anger and to understand children's anger. The book highlights the importance of continually trying to manage our feelings effectively, especially in the roles of leader, teacher, teaching assistant and other support workers. The development of an anger management strategy in a school should be considered as part of a whole-school approach to managing behaviour. Whole-School Strategies for Anger Management will ensure you feel confident to bring about the changes necessary for a happy and secure learning environment. Starting from the premise that managers will structure the process, but that implementation will be carried out by staff, this publication provides training and support at several levels by: recognising the effects of staff behaviour on student outcomes  teaching the skills for problem solving, managing conflict and de-escalating angry behaviour  understanding the components of anger  setting up pupil anger management groups.  With a whole-school approach, this resource allows staff to consider the significance of their relationship with students and the various ways that anger can be managed throughout all aspects of school life.

    Introduction, Chapter 1: Anger Management Versus Conflict Resolution, Chapter 2: A Whole-School Approach to Anger Management, Chapter 3: Teacher Skills Necessary to Implement a Whole-School Approach to Anger Management, Chapter 4: The Cognitive Behavioural Approach: The Firework Model and the Storm Metaphor, Chapter 5: Visual Imagery and Relaxation: Use of Role-Play, Chapter 6: Preparing for an Anger Management Group Intervention Programme, Chapter 7: Implementing an Anger Management Group Intervention Programme, Chapter 8: Intervening with Individual Children and Young People, Chapter 9: PowerPoint Presentation: Anger Management and Conflict Resolution Training for School Staff, Chapter 10: Conclusion, Bibliography


    Michael Hymans