Reactive Classroom Moves

De-escalating Meltdowns

 

Teachers everywhere will sometimes have to manage a student who isn't fully in control of their emotions. Remember: she isn't a bad kid. There are no bad kids. These things happen.

In some cases you'll be able to spot a potential meltdown and take some proactive steps to avoid it.

But other times, your best case scenario is to remove the student so learning can continue - without eroding your relationship or credibility with the upset student.

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Additional Resources

Reactions Script

Scripts for what to say in response to a variety of actions a student could take when you've asked them to leave class.

“Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching” MOOC

This free, open-enrollment Coursera class explains 3 high leverage ideas and techniques to help teachers thrive in their first (or fifteenth) year of teaching.

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