This activity is about learning to avoid emotional volcanic eruptions and their consequences. Learning to control emotions takes intention, planning and practice.
Ask students, “How is anger like a volcano? What kind of trouble can come from losing control of your anger?”
Teach this three-step process for regaining control.
- THINK – what happened, what did you do, what is going on?
- FEEL – name your emotions, what’s going on inside of you?
- RESPOND – Use the information you came up with while thinking and feeling to choose a nonviolent, appropriate reaction.
Ask, “Can you think of a time when you didn’t manage your emotions well and let the volcano erupt? How could you have handled the situation differently?”
CRE Calendar Usage: 3rd Edition