Self-regulation, a buzz word in education, has received a lot of attention as educators notice the increasing inability for students to regulate their emotions in a variety of situations.
I was raised to believe that everything happens for a reason, that I am not given anything in life that I can’t handle, and that everything I face in life can teach me an important lesson (if I let it).
Find in yourself a grateful heart and express gratitude for any and all aspects of nature and life. Begin every episode with thanksgiving and give nods of thanks as you go about your day.
People who have developed a sense of personal power, whose feelings of can-do are strong and highly developed, have little need to acquire power trappings for reassurance. Individuals who feel empowered do not need to exercise power over others nor allow others to control their lives.
Unfortunately, we as teachers often feel the need to make nearly every decision for our students.
I never thought about rough and tumble play until encountering it in my first year of teaching. I immediately nixed it.