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.

Attend this web seminar to hear Michael Curl, a middle school principal in Humble ISD (TX), and Dr. Ruby Payne, author of Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom, 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.