Anger in the Classroom: Finding Freedom from Anger: A Handbook for Teacher and Learner

Anger in the Classroom: Finding Freedom from Anger: A Handbook for Teacher and Learner

by Glenn Nystrup M.S.

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Overview

2020 IRDA Award Winner, Education category

"Anger in the Classroom will help teachers figure out the causes of anger and how to prevent it. Lots of good case studies." --Temple Grandin

A teacher with classroom experience over a period of years will naturally grow as an effective teacher. A teacher who does this with increased attention will be able to grow more quickly and fully. A teacher who adds to this, intention and self-study, will grow rapidly, and surpass the natural limits each of us has built-in. The real transformation may begin--along with a richness that might at times seem extraordinary, for both student and teacher.

Specific features:

  • 50 case stories illustrating concepts and techniques
  • Exercises for teacher/parent development--and enriched classroom practices
  • End of chapter questions for interested readers, professionals, and college students

Goals of this book for the teacher/reader:

  • to tap into un-nurtured personal strengths
  • to face anger with strength in the individual and the classroom
  • to create a classroom environment that will foster appreciation rather than resentment
  • to provide practices for exploration and for specific results
  • to prepare the teacher for passing experience and knowledge on to students
  • to rekindle the excitement and joy of teaching

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948796613
Publisher: Epigraph Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Glenn Nystrup began his teaching career in a pre-school Head Start program and in recent years has been an instructor of varied subjects in colleges in the Hudson Valley of New York State. Between these two bookends of pre and post-secondary schooling, he has taught and mentored students of every age and grade. Spanning forty-five years, Glenn has worked in both classroom and individualized settings with general education students and students covering a wide range of special needs.
After receiving a BA in Mathematics, Glenn went on to earn an MS in Special Education. Throughout his career he has held a variety of educational positions such as: director of a small private school, founder/director of a learning center for all ages, board member of several private schools, and co-creator of a private school for students with high-functioning autism in New York State.
Glenn enjoys both teaching and learning in many forms and continues to discover new interests and passions to share with others. He has taught varied subjects in numerous settings over a wide range of disciplines, including: multiple academic subjects for all ages; the preparation of graduate students for teacher certification in both general and special education; the fine art of stone carving (sculpting with teens and adults in such materials as marble, alabaster, Persian onyx, and African wonderstone); technical rock climbing with teens across the US east coast; movement and dance with teens in New York City; and school navigation for students struggling with academic, emotional, and social aspects of their educational lives.
The creation of this book continues this trajectory for Glenn. He shares, in its writing, aspects of what he has learned over decades of classroom teaching and individualized education, as well as teaching "in the field." He understands that the passion of teaching is closely linked to the passion of learning, and indeed the only way for either to remain alive is for both to be engaged and vital.

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