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Inclusion QuickTips: Dealing with Feelings



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Every year, you’re challenged to teach and reach a full classroom of diverse kids, each of them dealing with their own private tangle of complex and changing emotions. It’s a lot to manage, even for the best, most organized teacher.

So how can you help students deal with difficult feelings and choose more constructive responses and behaviors? It’s a question you face each year, and we want to help add to your toolbox of resources. First up is this print-ready handout from the book Recognize and Respond to Emotional and Behavioral Issues in the Classroom. It’s a good, empowering tool that’ll help your students reflect on their behavior, brainstorm positive alternatives, and check in again in a week’s time to see how the new strategy worked.

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