There is an art to everything, and when it comes to managing and navigating  difficult situations or difficult people, we can either fly by the seat of our pants or we can strategically identify the complexities of the chaos before us and emerge successfully untainted. The cliché, “Never let ’em see you sweat”, can be applied here as we maintain our composure, think logically, and avoid getting bogged down in the negativity. Intent and active listening skills enable us to hear the message being communicated, acknowledging and clarifying the message, and “““`

Travis Bradberry, a prominent thought leader for the ages, lends his perspective on being smart in the face of difficult people or situations. Follow the link below:



Published by JaDonnia

An education and counseling professional, I focus my expertise on diversity, inclusion and family engagement/empowerment Of particular importance is the partnerships between parents and the community schools that serve their children. Highlighting strategies, tips and evidence-based best practices for family engagement, my aim is to alter mindsets, broaden perspectives, foster empathy, and build capacity. Offering 'food for thought' and inviting discussion, I tell truths rarely explored-to both educators and families. A holistic culturally-responsive approach to teaching, learning and engaging others begins with respect. I promote respect and fully integrating curricular diversity in formal learning settings! Collaboration with families is necessary, because parents hold the master key that unlocks doors to child health and wellness, academic achievement, and believe it or not, teacher excellence and stronger school communities.

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