How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom

Date of broadcast: Tue, 11/19/19

Meeting students’ emotional needs is essential to breaking cycles of poverty and creating positive school climates. Disciplinary approaches that spur healthy connections between adults and students, and ensure kids feel a sense of safety and belonging in schools, is also key.

Watch this web seminar to hear Dr. Ruby Payne, author of Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom, and Michael Curl, a middle school principal in Humble ISD (TX), discuss how administrators can keep schools calm and positive. You’ll also learn practical tips for reducing shame, anger, and emotional stress.

Key points:

  • How to create a safe campus by meeting students’ emotional needs
  • Reducing student outbursts and episodes of anxiety in classrooms
  • Predicting where violence will originate and addressing the root cause
  • Understanding generational poverty and how it impacts communities


Dr. Ruby Payne
Acclaimed Author, Educator & Founder
aha! Process

Michael Curl
Principal of Kingwood Middle School
Humble Independent School District (TX)

Who will benefit: Administrators interested in safety, SEL, and trauma-informed education. Anyone may attend.