Video:Tips for Dealing With Confrontational Studentswith Meghan Lynn Allen
Learn how to deal with confrontational students so that you can make sure to keep in control of the classroom in all situations. Here are some tips for dealing with confrontational students in secondary school.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Dealing With Confrontational Students
Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today I'll share some tips on dealing with confrontational students.
Keep Calm When Dealing With Confrontational Students
Confrontational students in the classroom can be one of the most difficult issues of discipline that a teacher can deal with. Remember to keep control of your temper. Calmness equates to authority. And it's important to maintain that authority, even in a hostile situation.
Address the Student One-on-One When Dealing With Confrontational Students
Keep control of the classroom. Try keeping your voice even. Hopefully, not responding to belligerent behavior will help calm the students. And try to bring the student outside the classroom to correct the behavior. Addressing the student one-on-one isolates the behavior from the classroom setting, and helps keep control of the entire class.
Identify the Issue When Dealing With Confrontational Students
Identify the issue. Why is the student acting this way? Try to address the root cause of this behavior and find a solution.Don't let yourself get in a dangerous situation. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, call the office. You want to keep yourself and your other students out of risk.
Consult With Parents When Dealing With Confrontational Students
Consult with parents. The root of the problem may be something going on at home, and a discussion with the parents may give you a clue to the student's ongoing behavior in the classroom. Avoid blame, but discuss the situation -- and try, together, to try and create a plan for the solution.
Consider Dealing With Confrontational Students a Learning Experience
When finding ways to deal with confrontational students in the classroom, think of it as a learning experience -- for yourself, the student, and sometimes, the parents.
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