Suicide Prevention & SEL Part IX

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As a parent or educator, all psycho social emotional learning will be made easier when we lessen resistance. The forces for sameness versus the forces for change are the key to lowering defensiveness and increasing receptivity to new learning. Watch these educators use their instincts to overcome resistance as a way to model both helpful and unhelpful strategies for making better contact.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define resistance as forces for sameness versus forces for change.
  2. Differentiate resistance from opposition or defiance.
  3. Improve awareness on how we increase and decrease resistance.

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.

As educators are more likely to invest their personal time, money, and energy into their work, support both inside the classroom is required.

My vision for TeacherCoach is to support the most important professionals on the planet in both your personal and professional lives. With healthy educators and a healthy school organization, students will thrive.

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