student emotions

Teacher training does wonders for students’ emotional regulation


A new university study confirms that teachers who are trained on pro-social classroom behavior can help students manage their emotions

When teachers participated in a training program focused on pro-social classroom behavior, their students became more socially competent and better able to regulate their emotions than students in classrooms without trained teachers, according to new research from the University of Missouri (MU).

Past research shows that students who are able to regulate their emotions are more likely to be academically successful.

Wendy Reinke and Keith Herman, professors in MU's
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