Organisation

Anger Management Class

Sector

Further Education

Success

Re-engaging Disengaged Students

They can see the value and relevance of their contributions and this helps them understand the subject more effectively.

Harry Hughes
Former Deputy Head Teacher/ Educational Consultant

Mind Mapping Anger Management Classes Re-engage Pupils

Using MindGenius has helped St Andrews High School in Coatbridge to get pupils with behavioural issues re-engaged and involved in classes.

Former Head Teacher Harry Hughes has been using MindGenius in different classes throughout the school including English and the Social Sciences of History, Geography and Modern Studies, and in this instance used MindGenius as the platform for anger management classes to allow pupils to discuss their feelings and explore coping strategies.

Working with the school, Mr Hughes recognised that using a visual medium would help him create a compelling foundation for getting pupils interest and attention. By logging the feedback, thoughts and concerns of pupils in a map they could see their contribution and felt compelled to interact. The students are now involved and engaged in classes.

Harry feels that “MindGenius allows students to see all the information in context, with words, pictures, links etc. They can see the value and relevance of their contributions and this helps them understand the subject more effectively. The software supports lots of different learning styles and helps every student feel like an equal.”

This aspect of MindGenius seems to be what makes it particularly popular with teachers of students with learning difficulties and differences. This subject has become a hot topic of late with Henry Winkler, formerly the Fonz in the US sitcom Happy Days, launching a campaign called my Way to raise awareness of those with learning difficulties.