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Teacher Saves World E67: Emotions, Feelings, and the Power of Acceptance

Teacher Saves World E67: Emotions, Feelings, and the Power of Acceptance


Laurie & Matt share the 7th list they’ve started curating in their Sourcebook, a journal of ideas, concepts, and information that defines who they are and what their life stands for. We each have a Sourcebook, and you either write and live your own, or allow it to be written for you.

This week they explore the sources of negative emotions that can turn a good day upside down, and as teachers and parents of teens, we’re surrounded by a never ending supply of challenging situations and people. While emotions are natural, how they manifest as feelings and where we allow them to take us is a little more under our control than we often care to admit. One word, one willful choice may be the key to diffusing so much of the negative that spoils a good moment.

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We started Teacher Saves World! to unite teachers and parents in saving the world, one teenager at a time. We're high school teachers and parents of two teens ourselves, so while we love the little ones, that turbulent time between childhood and adulthood is our wheelhouse. We also think high school is four of the most important years in a person's life, and each teen needs an army of caring adults that are dedicated to making sure they're ready to thrive in adulthood. We're taking an Avengers approach: We need everybody to pitch in! We're all superheroes when we care about helping teenagers grow up into confident and capable adults.


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