This self-empowerment skill clears away emotional turmoil and excessive excitement so that students are ready to learn.
As a result, the teacher will not spend as much classroom time on managing behavior problems. But most importantly, this practice ensures that, every day, students know they matter. (Many students reported that they used the Connection Practice at home to resolve conflicts, to the great surprise of their parents.)
Maria, a second grade teacher, said,
“The Connection Practice has helped me a lot, especially when it comes to quieting the students without shouting or threats. The Quick Coherence Technique has become standard practice in my class; the students themselves ask to do it when I forget. I was so surprised to see the effect this tool had on one student. He was aggressive and stirred up trouble continually with his classmates. By becoming coherent, his impulsivity has been dramatically reduced while his attention in class has improved. His progress has been so amazing that he now asks permission to lead the technique in front of the class.”
The Connection Practice can also be used:
- Throughout the day to manage tensions or conflict in the classroom
- Just prior to exams
- By guidance counselors when counseling students and parents. The practice meets American School Counselor Standards.
For information about bringing the Connection Practice to your school, contact a certified curriculum instructor or send an email to email@example.com.