Keep Calm and Teach! Managing Emotions and Stress in and Out of the Classroom
Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Ginger Welch, Ph.D., IMH-E©, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Oklahoma State University
Sponsored by Gryphon House
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Keeping our focus on the needs of our young children in the classroom is a physically and emotionally demanding task in which we can constantly find our needs set aside. If you feel like you spend all of your time at the end of your rope, this edWebinar is for you!
In this edWebinar, we will discuss techniques to help teachers stay calm and focused in the classroom, as well as some specific self-care techniques to implement outside of the classroom. The focus will be on cognitive restructuring, or changing thoughts, and how that can help early-care teachers:
- Increase empathy with children and avoid power struggles
- Communicate clearly with parents and caregivers
- Set healthy boundaries
- Increase relaxation outside of the classroom
This presentation will be of particular benefit to preK teachers. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenter
Dr. Ginger Welch is a licensed psychologist, infant mental health specialist, and full-time faculty member at Oklahoma State University. Her expertise is in early childhood mental health, and she frequently conducts trainings on child maltreatment and health psychology at state and national conferences. She co-edited the 2017 volume, Family Resilience and Chronic Illness, and is the author of The Neglected Child and How Can I Help? A Teacher’s Guide to Early Childhood Behavioral Health, scheduled for release in August 2019.
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