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Pushing and Shoving

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Summary

This video provides advice for teachers and support staff on ways to deal with violent and aggressive KS3/4 students, pushing and shoving in a classroom.

A short dramatic reconstruction of a pushing and shoving incident at the beginning of a lesson is seen, the teacher fails to take control of the situation and it escalates into a shouting match and a major disruption of the lesson.

A panel featuring senior education psychologist Tina Rae and working teachers discuss the scenario, offering clear and straightforward advice on what this teacher could have done differently, and how teachers might handle challenging situations such as this.

The discussion focuses on managing composure, how to address both students equally and when it is safe to move in between the students to defuse a situation.

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