Sometimes we don't feel comfortable (or qualified) to talk to our angry students, or perhaps we just haven't got to know them well enough yet. This ready-made booklet can be given to a pupil for them to complete on their own. Not only does it give them food for thought, but it may also help you understand the source of their anger and their reactions.
This in-depth document gives you an insight into why and how young people get angry. Whilst their is no definitive way to deal with an angry or aggressive child, you will find many ideas here. I particularly like the information regarding ways to talk to two angry students at a time when there is conflict.
These activities work best in small groups. After you have set guidelines for the group regarding respect for others and created a safe talking space, try some of these. My favorite is the M&M game, although I prefer Skittles so have made that small variation.
This is an extensive list of activities, games, worksheets, videos and more! We know that every child is different, but you'll be sure to find something suitable here. Most of these are best implemented in small groups.
Most of us have had the experience of that one child that 'blows up' in a lesson. How do you manage them? This article shouldn't be taken as gospel, but it offers some valuable ideas as to what you can do and don't worry if your chosen tactic doesn't work the first time - keep communication lines with parents and other staff open and you will find what works best for you and your troublesome pupil.