Calm and Consistent

It is crucial for a teacher to stay calm and consistent when teaching . Calm is a skill that is learned and if youare calm, others will be calm around you. Being consistent is important because students know what you expect of them. Treating all students the same is also a very important rule as a teacher.

The fight and flight reflex is a natural response to anything that suprises us or threatens us, The fight and flight reflex affects the  neuromuscular and biochemical system, which produces adrenaline. Once adrenaline gets going it lasts 27 minutes before returning to normal.

According to Jones, "When you are calm, you can bring all of your wisdom, experience, and social skills to bear in solving a problem" (pg. 180). When we are upset, all the knowledge and wisdom are not available to us because the fight or flight control takes over our body and we are unable to use our brains.

When we are not in control of ourselves, the students are in control of us. We, as teachers, need to learn to remain calm: relax by learning to breathe properly to lower our heart rate and blood pressure.

Teachers work in a stressful environment. Learning to relax is a lesson that must be practiced over and over, until it becomes instantaneous.

Below is a video demonstrating techniques to calm classroom students.

"A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted." Proverbs 12:16 (NLT)

The relevance of the scripture is a calm response will calm the situation to be resolved.