“She makes my life miserable every day!” cries Madison, one of the girls in my fourth grade class. She sinks her chubby frame onto the bench next to me, and folds her arms dramatically over her unifo
Most teachers, myself included, are well trained in teaching academic skills and strategies for tackling intellectual problems. We can teach our students how to summarize a passage, add fractions, investigate a scientific inquiry. However, in cases like Madison’s, we aren’t faced with an academic problem. When it comes to these situations, we are often untrained in supporting the emotional development of children.
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