5UP: Buck McKenna on ‘Controlling vs. Understanding Emotions’

The 5UP  (Five Minutes Up) program at Colorado Academy is a series of talks with the goal of featuring voices of our community in a shortened TED talk set up. Each series of talks includes a student, a representative from the faculty or staff, and a speaker from our larger community.

In this episode of 5UP, Fifth-grade teacher, Buck McKenna, talks about the difference between controlling emotions and understanding them and why it is important to do both. Not all emotions are great, he says, and often we are taught to control without learning to understand emotions in a way that we can work with them.