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1 A mini-lesson by Mr. Hess
Taking charge of your anger & Getting along with your teachers and peers A mini-lesson by Mr. Hess

2 Have you ever lost your temper?
Give me some examples of when you got angry… Everyone gets angry. Maybe you "lose your cool" or "hit the roof." When kids are treated unfairly, anger can help them stand up for themselves. The hard part is learning what to do with these strong feelings.

3 What is Anger? Anger is one of many different emotions we all have.
Did you know it can be good to get angry sometimes? The important thing is how we handle our anger and how we express our feelings.

4 What makes you angry? Maybe someone was picking on you
Perhaps something didn’t go the way you had planned. Or maybe you just had a bad morning and someone pushed you over the limit. Give some examples of what can make you angry.

5 How can you tell when you’re angry?
Many times your body will tell you that you are getting angry… Can you think of a way your body might give you a clue that you are getting angry? The way you breathe, if your muscles are tight, your face may turn red All of these are signs your getting angry

6 How can I tell if someone else is angry?
They may become quiet and start to ignore you They may snap at you An angry person may stomp away or walk out of the room Are there any other ways you could tell someone is getting angry?

7 What can I do if I am angry?
Take some deep breaths Go for a walk to cool down Talk to an adult (A Teacher, Counselor, or even an older friend or mentor) Count to 10 Do some sort of physical activity Draw a picture of your anger Put your headphones on and sing as loud as you can

8 Just remember… Never getting angry is impossible. Instead, remember that how you act when you're angry can make the situation better or worse. Don't let anger be the boss of you. Take charge of it!

9 Getting along with you teachers and peers

10 The benefits of getting along
Makes class time more pleasant and enjoyable You learn more and will be more comfortable asking for help Your teacher will give you the “benefit of the doubt” more often Your classmates will not be distracted and y’all can focus on the lesson at hand

11 What does “Getting along” mean?
"Getting along" means you and your teacher have a way of communicating that works for both of you and you both are getting what you need from the relationship. From your teacher's perspective, he or she wants to make sure you are paying attention, being respectful and polite, and trying your best to learn.

12 Can’t we all just get along?
From your perspective, you want a teacher who is respectful to you, answers your questions, and tries to help you learn. You can get along and learn without being pals with your teacher, although it's nice if that happens.

13 What if you and your teacher don’t get along?
Teachers and students sometimes have personality clashes If you show your teacher you want to make the situation better, he or she will probably do everything possible to make that happen. By handling a problem like this, you learn something about how to get along with people who are different from you.

14 The “business relationship”
Your relationship with a teacher is often your first chance to develop a "business relationship." Just like your parents have business relationships with the people they work with or the people who deliver the mail to your house, kids also can have these kinds of relationships. They are different from your family relationships and friendships, which are built on affection and love.

15 The Business relationship continued…
In a business relationship, both parties get something out of the relationship, but don't necessarily need to be good friends or like each other a lot. They simply need to respect one another, be polite, and stay focused on the job at hand. In other words, they need to "get down to business."

16 Your “job” as a student Even if a certain teacher isn't your favorite, you can still have a successful relationship, especially if you fulfill your basic responsibilities as a student. Here are some of those responsibilities: Attend class ready to learn. Be prepared for class with the right pencils, books, and completed assignments. Listen when your teacher is talking. Do your best, whether it's a classroom assignment, homework, or a test.

17 “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” -Teddy Roosevelt

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