Anger Management and School Violence Prevention, Part I

Presented by: Diane Wagenhals

Outbursts of anger among students can be a major distruption in classrooms and have the capacity to escalate out of control and frighten, even harm fellow students and their teachers. Research overwhelmingly shows that a well-managed classroom with discipline and consistent guidelines is the ideal learning environment and this course is designed to help educators gain control over anger issues-their own as well as their students’-to manage classrooms more effectively.

Participants will be introduced to current brain research that will explain neurological and bio-chemical responses in anger-evoking situations. Practical coping strategies will help teachers deal with related emotions such as shame and help students prevent their anger emotions from interfering with learning.

This course can be taken alone or with Effective Classroom Discipline: Anger Management, Part II.


30 Clock Hours $199 View Syllabus Add To Cart

1 Graduate Credit ** $304 View Syllabus Add To Cart

3 Graduate Credits $499 View Syllabus Add To Cart


** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.

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Diane Wagenhals

Diane Wagenhals

Diane Wagenhals brings over 25 years of experience in the field of family education. She has been a childbirth educator, a family therapist and founder of a parenting education company, has designed extensive training programs for family professionals and parents and has authored many published articles and curricula. Her training has touched over 400 parenting educators and since the inception of The Institute for Family Professionals in 2003, close to 1,000 family professionals and early childhood educators in Philadelphia. Diane received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from West Chester State College (now West Chester University) and taught elementary school for two years. She did graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Maryland in Rehabilitation Counseling. She received a Master’s of Education in Psycho-Educational Processes specializing in Family Therapy from Temple University and worked as a family therapist with a local psychiatrist for ten years before shifting her focus entirely to psycho-educational processes. She is a Certified Family Life Educator. She is a Fellow with the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, TX. She is working with Dr. Bruce Perry on creating his Neurosequential Model for Educators and with Dr. Sandra Bloom to incorporate her Sanctuary Model into the field of Early Childhood Education. She is currently the Program Director for Institute for Professional Education & Development of Lakeside Educational Network and The Institute for Family Professionals.