When you feel frustrated, angry, worried, or upset, how do you react? Do your reactions sometimes get you in trouble, create problems with your friends, or make learning more difficult?
Understanding what you can do in situations that cause a negative emotion helps you react in a more positive way. Use the pages in this kit to think about what causes you to have a negative emotion, what you do in response, and what you could do instead. Take a look at some problems that you’ve had recently and decide their size so that you can determine ways to respond that match the size of the problem. Finally, use the Frustration Check to track your responses so that you can start to develop a habit of responding in ways that are more helpful or productive.
Everyone gets upset and frustrated, but knowing how to handle those feelings without causing bigger problems for yourself will definitely help you become a stronger learner.