EMBRACING STRESS TO DEVELOP A SHARED VISION

A NEED FOR DEFINING A SHARED VISION

Everyone gets frustrated at some point.  What I have learned from watching Ted Talks with Kelly McGonigal is that embracing stress is more important than reducing stress.  Clifton P. Parker discusses Kelly’s research in an article regarding the same topic.  He states, “Stress is most likely to be harmful when the following conditions are present: it feels against your will, out of your control and utterly devoid of meaning. If you can change any of these conditions – by finding some meaning in it – you can reduce the harmful effects of stress.” (Parker 2015)

When students in specialized programs move from 2nd to 3rd grade that most likely means that they will be switching IEP case managers; creating a transition for both the student and the special education teacher.  Continue reading “EMBRACING STRESS TO DEVELOP A SHARED VISION”