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Handling Student Anger and Aggression in the Classroom

Any disruption, let alone an angry outburst, can interfere with classroom learning and even negatively affect the entire classroom. In order to keep peace and to maintain order in the classroom, it is imperative that teachers understand how to effectively deal with these issues in their classrooms. Below is a set of resources that not only give teachers effective strategies but also explain the wrong way to react to aggressive student behavior.
A Collection By Sarah Bradstreet
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Handling Student Anger and Aggression in the Classroom
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Harry and Rosemary Wong provide a comprehensive list of procedures that can be implemented into the classroom to elicit positive behavior from students. There are 50 procedures in the book that can be adapted to any classroom so that a safe environment is created for optimal learning to take place. Positive, proactive classroom management can minimize student outbursts and other negative behaviors.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Sesame Street characters help younger students learn to deal with anger, frustration, and other overwhelming emotions by taking a moment to breathe, think, and make better choices. Available for iOS and Android devices.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    iOS users: This app offers students an alternative to managing their strong emotions by using audio and visual tools.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    The teacher in this video demonstrates how she has a certain look that gets students to refocus without publically calling them out. She explains why this “look” is a sign of respect to students in that if offers them a chance to quietly change their behavior and in fact, calling them out can result in a negative student response that can escalate a situation unnecessarily.
  • smartclassroommanagement.com
    smartclassroommanagement.com

    How To Handle An Angry, Verbally Aggressive Student

    5 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    A list of very simple yet effective strategies for dealing with outbursts from students is presented in this article. In addition, there is a list of what not to do when faced with student aggression.
  • drkennethshore.nprinc.com
    drkennethshore.nprinc.com

    Coping with an Angry Student

    5 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    A psychologist gives teachers 11 thoughtful, meaningful tips on how to deal with students who display anger in the classroom with a thorough explanation of each strategy.
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