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1 Hilary Rife Roger Kapes EDUC 631 Fall 2004
ANGER MANAGEMENT Hilary Rife Roger Kapes EDUC 631 Fall 2004


5.5% of the Nation’s Elementary Teachers were attacked by students! (U.S. Dept of Education school year) 10% of the Nation’s Elementary Expulsions were for bringing firearms to school (U.S. Dept of Education School Year) Source:

4 ANGER MANAGEMENT Anger management does not involve getting rid of all anger, but using anger to enhance your life. We can look at the purposes of anger in both a positive and negative light.

5 ANGER MANAGEMENT The positive aspects of anger are that you have increased energy, are able to communicate your feelings, able to problem solve and can take charge of the situation.

6 ANGER MANAGEMENT The negative aspects of anger are that you can have disruption of your thinking, unnecessarily defend yourself, become aggressive and become known as an angry person.

7 ANGER MANAGEMENT Anger management would be seen then as increasing the positive aspects or functions of anger and decreasing the negative functions of anger.

8 ANGER MANAGEMENT So now,,, you have a student that is displaying a lot of ANGER! Now What do you do?

9 ANGER MANAGEMENT Skills needed in dealing with your anger:
Identify a range of feelings including anger Identify aggressive acts by self and others Identify the potential consequences to self and others from these aggressive acts Identify self-destructive behavior Identify thoughts prior to aggressive acts Identify internal cues to feelings of anger Develop coping mechanisms for dealing with anger Express anger without loss of control

10 ANGER MANAGEMENT Identify a range of feelings including anger:
Embarrassment Excitement Disappointment Jealousy Fear Helpless Sadness Left-out

11 ANGER MANAGEMENT I am in charge of my own feelings: I own my feelings.
It is okay to feel angry. Anger is part of being human. I learn how to express my anger in helpful ways.

12 ANGER MANAGEMENT Identify aggressive acts shown by self and others:
Throw something Kick someone or something Get in someone’s face Shoving, grabbing, hitting Break something Call someone names Give someone a dirty look Silent treatment Get others to “gang up” Spread rumors

13 ANGER MANAGEMENT I choose to feel good about myself through expressing my feelings. I express angry feelings in ways that are fair to others and me. I use fair words…e.g. “I feel when you”

14 ANGER MANAGEMENT The more I learn to take care of my anger the more powerful I become. I need to control what I do with my anger. I control how I let my anger out. I practice cooling off. I watch my thoughts.

15 ANGER MANAGEMENT Know the difference between ANGER and AGGRESSION.
Anger is an emotion. It is ok to be angry. Aggression is acting out inappropriately and is not ok. Learn to check your aggression and express your anger appropriately.

16 ANGER MANAGEMENT Ways to Keep Cool: Get exercise every day. Eat right.
Get enough sleep. Learn to relax. Know your feelings. Write about those feelings.

17 ANGER MANAGEMENT Ways to Keep Cool: Find a quiet place.
Take a time out. Find fun distractions. Make good decisions about what you see and hear. Choose friends who make you feel good. Learn to forgive and forget.

18 ANGER MANAGEMENT Identify potential consequences of your anger to others and yourself…what can that mean for you? Physical harm to someone or self Destruction of property Loss of family/friends Loss of job Loss of social privileges Going to jail Getting a bad reputation

19 ANGER MANAGEMENT Identify self-destructive behavior…How does that help or hurt you? Negative self-talk Blaming everyone else Taking everything personally Assuming Overeating, drinking Driving recklessly Taking drugs Looking for fights Feeling outraged

20 ANGER MANAGEMENT I stop blaming others and myself.
Blaming only keeps people upset. Blaming is a way of not respecting people. I express my feelings and then try to work things out.

21 ANGER MANAGEMENT Identify thoughts prior to aggressive acts:
You did that on purpose… You wanted to hurt me… You deserve this… You never even asked me… You’re being unreasonable… You think you’re so good… I’ll show you… You started it… There’s no justice…

22 ANGER MANAGEMENT Identify internal cues to feelings of anger:
Stomach gets tight/upset Heart is beating faster Clenching fists Feel myself getting flushed Pressure on my temples Sweaty palms Clenched jaw

23 ANGER MANAGEMENT I don’t have to hold on to my anger.
I find ways to let it go I talk about hurt and angry feelings. I look for someone to discuss my anger. I discuss my words and actions that hurt others.

24 ANGER MANAGEMENT Steps to taming anger Know what pushes your buttons.
Know your body’s anger signs. Stop and think! Cage your rage…it’s your choice. Decide what to do.

25 ANGER MANAGEMENT I take power.
I stand up for myself and others being hurt. I learn to defeat negative self-talk. I feel good about learning about myself. I am strong when I use fair and firm words instead of fists.

26 ANGER MANAGEMENT I remember that people are precious.
I watch my thoughts, words, and actions. I stop hurting people with my words and actions. I take ownership of the hurtful things I do and say. “Bullying” hurts everyone.

27 ANGER MANAGEMENT Calm down Name the problem Find solutions
Pick the best solution Congratulate yourself Evaluate the solution Make changes if necessary

28 ANGER MANAGEMENT Can you identify any of the steps in resolving conflict, controlling your anger and avoiding aggressive behavior? Well…(then click)

29 ANGER MANAGEMENT Calm down Show mutual respect Name the problem
Find solutions Choose the best solution Congratulate yourself Review the solution that was picked

30 ANGER MANAGEMENT Now that YOU understand the mechanics of Anger Management,,, How Does this relate to YOUR Students in Elementary School?

31 Anger Management

32 When you are ANGRY and UPSET remember… 1-2-3 TURTLE

33 1 – Go inside your shell THINK before you ACT Take a “Time Out”

34 2 – Take 3 Deep Breaths Time to RELAX Calm yourself down

35 3 – Walk Away Think of a good solution

36 Good solutions other kids have used
Tell a teacher or an adult Talk it out Ask for advice Be honest about your feelings




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