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Harnessing Student Emotions in Service of a Cause

Students in Perry Hollins’ 4th grade class at Oakton Elementary School, 12 miles north of Chicago, at times have trouble managing their anger. They might have arrived at school with home troubles on their mind, or they may have gotten into a dispute with a classmate on the playground.

“They’re not trying to get on adults’ nerves,” said Hollins. “They are just trying to figure out their world and their place in it, and they rely on teachers to guide them.”