I have been having a lot of conversations with students about self control lately. Occasionally scholars have a difficult time make safe choices when they get angry. Feeling angry or upset is okay. It is not okay to hit, punch, shove, pinch, kick or engage in any activity that hurts another person physically or emotionally even when you are really upset. If your emotions are getting too big, please ask an adult for help.
There are times I need to talk with students to solve problems or review our school expectations. When I have conversations like these, I ask each person to tell me their perspective of what happened. It is important to understand that each of us see situations in unique ways. Listening to one another can help us see the world in a new way and can help us to understand why people feel a certain way. It can also help us understand why people make certain decisions.
Please do your best to stop and think today. Have integrity and make safe, respectful choices even when you think no one is watching.
“Fairy Tales always have a happy ending.’ That depends… on whether you are Rumpelstiltskin or the Queen.”― Jane Yolen, Briar Rose