The 5 Stages of the Assault Cycle
Kaplan and Wheeler offer a five-stage cycle to understand incidents of violence and physical aggression. Each section requires different considerations.
How a SCARF can de-escalate conflict
Are you supporting a child that becomes physically aggressive or violent? Here are five areas to consider to reduce the frequency of these distressing incidents.
Before, During and After Physical Aggression
Teachers find physical aggression and violence extremely challenging. Here are some tips for each stage and how best to intervene.
3 Questions and 2 Strategies for Defiance
Defiance is extremely frustrating. How can we increase the chances of compliance and reduce the need for conflict? Here are three questions and two strategies to help you solve this issue.
4 Key Questions Before Using Break Cards
Do you know a child that has a full meltdown when asked to try a task they feel is new, demanding or scary? Here is a simple strategy to overcome it with four key considerations to ensure success.
7 Common Triggers for Meltdowns
One-size-fits-all approaches for reacting to meltdowns don’t work. Supporting a child who is hungry or sick and getting extremely upset the same way as you support a child who has an unmet need for attention makes no sense. Be curious and not judgemental. Identify the trigger.
Stop….Have a Debate and Listen!
What do you do when two students in your classroom are constantly fighting, arguing and angry? Think outside the box and schedule a daily debate!
“Dear Donald, I’m f*cking furious…”
Dealing with anger, tantrums and outbursts in your classroom can be intimidating and challenging. Here’s a quick tool to help you manage the situation.
As teachers, we can often end up mediating conflicts or handling crises throughout the day. Successful management of these situations where tensions or emotions may be running high does not need to be a win-lose scenario where the teacher wins and asserts their control while the student or students back down, or worse, when the…
Should teachers punish?
Punishment is a controversial topic. Should teachers punish or is this old-school and outdated? Applied Behaviour Analysis has some key points for consideration.