Students will reflect on their work experience and identify a child/teen who was challenging. They will provide insight into what made the student challenging and reflect on course curriculum on Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. Students will also be asked to reflect on the required reading of Crucial Conversations (book: Crucial Conversations, Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, 2nd ed) and reflect on what tools and strategies could have helped in their overall communication and relationship development with the child. Students are encouraged to reflect on their life experiences and background. How do those experiences different from the child in their classroom? And how can educators bridge connections to better understand their students?
I work as a Sub. teacher so I have dealt with many children but only on a short-term basis. I work with inner-city children that have a lot going on in their home lives. So if you can picture mini adults not wanting to be told what to do and their skills are very low. I can relate to the children because I grew up only a few blocks from some of them. My grandmother raised me. Mother was a drug addict and father was gone for 15 years of my life. This is the life of most of the children. Difference today is respect. Even though I hardly ever saw either of my parents until high school I never acted out in class. No throwing chairs, no calling my peers or the teachers bad words.