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Angry Outburst

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Summary

Advice for teachers and support staff on how best to deal with a violent and aggressive student having an angry outburst in the classroom.

A short dramatic reconstruction shows an angry outburst by a student at the beginning of a lesson., the teacher takes firm, calm control of the situation preventing it from escalating and disrupting the class.

A panel featuring senior educational psychologist Tina Rae and working teachers talks through the scenario, and discusses what the teacher did that was so effective in dealing with the aggressive behaviour. They also offer clear and straightforward advice on how teachers might handle challenging situations like this.

The discussion focuses on relocating pupils, calming body language, and how best to deal with the situation once everything has calmed down.

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