Social Emotional Learning Part VII

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Summary

Aggression is a natural and healthy drive, which gets channeled in different directions. Inclusive aggression allows for meaningful contact, while exclusive treats the world as hostile and unreceptive to getting one’s needs met. Through this understanding we can help channel energy constructive outlets. Appreciating our own barriers to feeling and expression anger will help us guide children in this PSEL. This represents the CASEL core competency of Self-Management.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define aggression as a natural human instinct, which evolves along different paths.
  2. Understand our role as adults in guiding aggression toward healthy outlets.
  3. Appreciate healthy aggression as a component of resiliency.

About the Author

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and educational consultant, working with educators for over twenty years. He earned his Master's in Education from Penn State University and went on to be an elementary school guidance counselor before earning his Ph.D.

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