Teachers Tools For Empowering Youth Program
Mindfulness and Youth Behavior Challenges
In today's world, stress impacts all of us in ways greater than ever before in our history.
Wisdom From The Edge believes that children are the barometer of this reality. Children that internalize stress tend to shut down.
Children who externalize stress exhibit challenging behaviors. In this program, teachers will learn how to correctly assess behaviors through skills such as empathetic listening, social-emotional awareness, emotional regulation, de-escalating techniques, and “nonflict” strategies.
Teachers will learn how to have effective collaborative conversations with their students and form a partnership that develops hope, agency and success.
Program Objectives & Outline
This powerful program offers teachers practical and evidence-based strategies for promoting positive youth behavior. Some highlights of the program include:
Understanding the roots of problem behavior: The program helps teachers understand the underlying reasons for problematic behavior, such as stress, trauma, or unmet needs, and how to address them.
Developing positive relationships with students: We emphasizes the importance of building positive and respectful relationships with students to create a safe and supportive learning environment.
Implementing positive behavior support: Teachers are taught how to implement positive behavior support strategies that are proactive, preventative, and focus on reinforcing positive behavior.
Managing challenging behaviors: The program provides practical strategies for managing challenging behaviors, including de-escalation techniques, behavior contracts, and consequence systems.
Promoting social-emotional learning: The program helps teachers promote social-emotional learning by teaching skills such as emotional regulation, problem-solving, and empathy.
Collaborating with families and other professionals: Teachers need support and our program emphasizes the importance of collaborating with families and other professionals to support the positive development of students.