School safety is now a primary concern for educators, who are increasingly
frustrated by confrontations over students’ disruptive and unproductive
behaviours. But information about the emotional sources of this behaviour is
lacking, as are tools for managing behaviour.
Consequences will always be needed. But we can change the
In Emotional Poverty,
brain and developmental science change the conversation. Payne discusses what
motivates good behaviour and the underlying emotional causes of usage/disruptive
Educators will learn to
Developing a culture of caring and support isn’t expensive. Every
school has the resources to address emotional poverty.