Emotional Poverty in All Demographics

Emotional Poverty in All Demographics  

October 19, 2021
The ESU 10 Teaching and Learning Department hosted two sessions of the workshop, Emotional Poverty in All Demographics on September 9 and 10th, 2021. The workshop was based on the book, Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom written by Ruby K. Payne. Aha! Process Inc. National Trainer, Jennifer Nehl, facilitated the two workshops.

The workshop:
• Provides understandings of origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance
• Gives a language to talk about brain regulation, integration, and emotional competence
• Provides tools for educators to address and reduce anger, anxiety, and avoidance
• Helps educators manage the “classroom dance” that occurs between the educator and the students
• Provides the tools to motivate good behavior
• Identifies the differences in male and female emotional processing

Source: https://www.ahaprocess.com/workshop-emotional-poverty-on-site-workshop

Ninety-four educators attended the sessions from 22 different school districts including: Hastings Adams Central, Ansley, Arcadia, Bertrand, Callaway, Central Valley, Centura, Cozad, Elba, ESU 10 Staff, Gothenburg, Kearney, Kenesaw, Lexington, Litchfield, Ord, Overton, Pleasanton, Riverside, South Central Unified, Shelton, Southwest, Walthill, and Wilcox-Hildreth.

NTV News asked to create a feature story for the workshop. You can read the story and see the news report at this link: https://nebraska.tv/news/local/esu10-hosts-workshop-to-help-educators-with-regulating-emotions-in-students

The feedback from the workshop was excellent and participants asked ESU 10 to provide additional training so more school district staff can attend. The ESU 10 Title IV Consor- tium will support two additional Emotional Poverty in All Demographics trainings on January 3 and 4, 2022 for member school districts.

– submitted by Denise O’Brien

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